During this pandemic, our singers are staying active by participating in weekly Zoom sessions where they can connect with each other and improve their musical abilities. The youngest in the training program are continuing to learn music theory, vocal technique, and sight-reading; the older choristers are learning new songs and creating “virtual choir” videos.
All singers connect via computer, tablet or phone with internet connection. Anyone who does not have internet connection can contact us for information.
What our singers are saying about PGC virtual rehearsals
“We are all a group, we can get through any situation together. We are all-stars, we got this. Even during this COVID-19 crisis, when everything is shut down, we’re still finding a way to get through it.”
Rosemarie, age 8
“Virtual rehearsals are helpful…keeping the choir together because this way, we can still…practice and learn music together. We are still using our voices a lot to create new, virtual choir “performances”. I also like how we can see each other too, which makes me miss choir a little less!
Noelle, age 13
“I have created such an amazing bond with the group of girls, and it is amazing to know that the choir is always there. It is nice to know that we are all there for the same reason – to learn and to love music.”
Katie, age 16
Moving forward through the pandemic
After our summer break, the new season will begin in September. (Click here to view the rehearsal schedule).
Rehearsals will be held via internet conferencing (Zoom) until it is deemed safe for choirs to meet in person again. At that point, rehearsals will resume at the choir building and all safety measures will be taken to ensure the health of our singers and their families. Our facility is conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia, just north of City Hall at 1336 Spring Garden Street. Bus stops, subway stops and parking are all located nearby.
How to audition
Send a video of yourself singing “America, the Beautiful”. Here are the specific instructions on singing the song, recording the video, and uploading the video. For those who cannot record and upload a file, you can request a live screening instead of submitting a video.
You will be contacted within two weeks to let you know if you’re eligible to schedule a call-back audition. Information about the callback audition can be found here.
We held an information session via YouTube Live in order for parents to meet the directors, and learn more about the Philadelphia Girls Choir, the audition process, and the virtual rehearsals. To watch a video of the session, visit our YouTube channel and click on the Wednesday, July 1 Webinar video.