GMYC offers inspiring choral opportunities for children in central New England with choirs rehearsing in Keene and Peterborough, New Hampshire. We currently offer five ensembles supporting the musical growth and artistic development of singers in grades K through 12.
Cecilia Ensemble grades 9-12
The Cecilia Ensemble is the region's premier high school treble ensemble performing locally, regionally, and internationally. Singers who wish to advance their singing are encouraged to audition for the Cecilia Ensemble. Singers are responsible, and learn to refine healthy breathing, posture & singing techniques. They improve music reading skills, experiment with vocal improvisation, develop advanced listening skills, work toward music reading mastery, build self-confidence, leadership & musical independence, and perform in unison to 8- part harmonies.
The Cecilia Ensemble performs sacred and secular, medieval to modern, classical, folk, gospel, and non-traditional modern music in English and foreign languages. The Cecilia Ensemble takes an international concert tour every other year.
The next tour the Cecilia Ensemble will take will be to France in April 2025!
Choristers & Elm City Singers grades 4-8
Rise Up grades K-3
Chamber Choir grades 9-12
Tenors, Basses, Sopranos and Altos all sing together in the SATB chamber choir, rehearsing on Monday nights in Peterborough.
Although not auditioned, singers who want to sing in an intimate environment and who can sing independently and in harmony with others are encouraged to register. Membership is based on ensuring a balanced ensemble. This means we will have the same or similar number of Basses, Tenors, Altos and Sopranos.
Singing primarily a cappella repertoire, singers are motivated and capable, and work together to support each other. Singers of all genders are welcome.
GMYC is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1997. With ensembles rehearsing both in Keene and Peterborough, singers in grades Kindergarten - 12th can sing in excellent choirs and learn age-appropriate musical skills and singing technique. All choirs rehearse once per week with stand-alone performances in Fall and Spring. GMYC believes that through tuition assistance, finances will not be a barrier to any child who wants to sing with GMYC. To apply for tuition assistance, please follow the links provided in the registration forms above.