CHROMATICS: Middle School Choir
“Chromatics”, our Middle & High School Choir, is our premier ensemble. From multi-movement masterworks to challenging a cappella arrangements of popular songs, the selection of music for this group reflects their continued mastery of the vocal arts. Building on the YCM foundational principles of healthy vocal production and music literacy, choristers have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the history of music as they sample the many treasures in the choral canon. They also serve on the front lines of contemporary music-making by sponsoring and championing the work of living composers.
Chromatics meet twice weekly from September through May with breaks scheduled for Christmas, Carnival, and Easter, as well as national and local public holidays.
Rehearsals and workshops are held in our rehearsal space at Via Solferino 17, whereas our performances and their accompanying dress rehearsals take place throughout Milan. A full calendar with all our activities’ dates and locations is available to students on our private Google Classroom.
In addition to our regularly scheduled weekly rehearsals, we also hold special workshops throughout the year at which the full YCM chorus and our Musical Theatre section come together. These two-hour sessions are much more than general rehearsals. Expert guests are invited to share their knowledge and experience. Team-building exercises are run to forge lasting friendships and a shared sense of belonging. And plenty of time is devoted to having FUN!
Performances throughout the artistic season
YCM believes strongly in giving our choristers multiple opportunities to perform. We want our young artists to experience the sense of satisfaction that is felt as a result of hours of acquiring new skills and overcoming challenges to gain mastery. These performances are peak experiences for choristers and audiences alike, showcasing weeks, months, and even years of musical preparation and dedication.
Auditions are underway for our 2023/2024 season. Please register your interest by clicking on the “Audition request” button above and completing the form. After registration, you will be contacted to arrange your audition session.