Kairos Young Singers is the dynamic children and youth choir of the Westview ARTS Academy. Their collective voices reflect the beauty, mystery, creativity, and love of God through the transcendent power of music. They train once a week throughout the school year and perform several times throughout the year, bringing hope, joy, and love through their extensive and varied repertoire of songs.
Kairos, pronounced “KAI-ros” is a Greek word that refers to time. It does not refer to just any time, but exactly the right time to say or do something. We thought this was a fitting name for our choir, because children and youth have such pure hearts and angelic voices that they are at the perfect time in their lives to use their voices to bless and encourage others.
Children and youth, ages 6-20, who join our choir are given an opportunity to make a difference through singing, while being taught healthy vocal technique and professionalism. No previous musical experience is necessary, but each chorister will perform a short vocal interview with our director to aid in their placement within the choir. In order to further expand our choristers’ understanding of music and increase their vocal dexterity, the choir’s repertoire includes many different styles and languages. Singing in a choir not only teaches musicality, choristers will also gain self-confidence, learn team-work and collaboration, strengthen memory, and make life-long friends.
The Junior Choir is for children aged 6-8, and introduces young choristers to the world of choral music. Choristers learn how to use their voices in a healthy way and how to create a well blended, unison sound. In addition, choristers are also introduced to using sheet music and learn to connect the markings on the page with the notes they sing and hear. As a culmination of their work throughout the year, the choir will perform a couple songs as part of the Kairos Young Singers’ year-end concert.
The Children’s Choir, ages 9-12, builds on the concepts introduced in the junior choir while teaching choristers to sing in both unison and two-part harmony. In this choir, choristers are encouraged to create music, not just sing the notes on the page, and to perform this music with confidence. They also have the opportunity to work as a group with our vocal coach, learning how their voices work and how to use them effectively. Throughout the year, the choir performs in various concerts and attends a choir camp in the spring semester.
The Youth Choir, ages 13-20, introduces a high-level of professionalism, while building on the concepts and skills introduced in the children’s choir. Choristers are encouraged to take ownership of the music they sing and to clearly convey the message of the song. Over the course of the year, choristers have the opportunity to sing in unison, two, three, and four parts, as well as strengthen their sight singing ability, and work closely with our vocal coach. The choir performs various concerts throughout the year, as well as attending choir camp in the spring semester.
If you are interested in joining our choir, please sign up by adding the appropriate aged choir to your shopping cart and completing the online registration. You will be contacted to set up a vocal interview with our choir director before rehearsals begin.