About the Albuquerque Girl Choir
Founded in 1991, the mission of the Albuquerque Girl Choir is to provide a positive musical experience for girls as they learn music fundamentals through vocal training and performance in an upbeat, encouraging atmosphere. As members learn to express their joy in music, they experience personal growth and increased self-confidence. AGC is comprised of two groups that teach music fundamentals according to age and ability. As girls progress, they gain increasing competence with a variety of musical styles and vocal abilities. AGC is open to enrollment for any girl, grades 2nd - 12th, who loves to sing…no auditions required.
The Prep Choir - is generally comprised of girls in 2nd - 4th grades. Choir members learn music fundamentals such as rhythm, pitch, and vocal expression. Active participation is based on the theory of "rote before note - sound before sight." The girls develop music thinking skills and improve in their level of musicianship as they sing a variety of music in a fun, encouraging atmosphere.
The Main Choir - is primarily comprised of girls in 4th grade and up. The Main Choir builds upon the fundamentals taught in the Prep Choir and utilizes a diverse repertoire of music including classical, contemporary, gospel, folk, patriotic, seasonal, and foreign songs to build understanding, experience, and confidence. Choir members learn the discipline of blending voices and singing parts using printed music and the ear.
Rehearsals - Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings at First Presbyterian Church at 215 Locust St NE in Albuquerque. The Prep Choir practices from 5 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Main Choir practices from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Performances - Because performance is part of our mission, we strive to schedule at least four performances per semester. In addition to traditional winter and spring concerts, past performances have included performing with other music groups such as the American Boy Choir, US Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, Tucson Girl Choir, ABQ Boy Choir, and the ABQ Youth Symphony. Also, other past performances have been at the ABQ Botanical Garden’s River of Lights, the Balloon Museum’s Children’s Festival, Isotopes Ball Games and frequent visits to local retirement centers. The performance schedule is updated on the Events page of this website and parents are also notified as dates are firmed up.
How to Join
We are always looking for new singers!
Any singer in 2nd - 12th grade interested in learning more about the Albuquerque Girl Choir is encouraged to attend one of our Open House events at the start of each semester (August or January) at First Presbyterian Church at 215 Locust St NE or visit one of our weekly rehearsals.
Please check our Events Calendar.