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Boonton/Mountain Lakes Youth Division


1st Presbyterian Church of Boonton


513 Birch Street, Boonton, NJ 07005



Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:45pm to 8:15 PM

1st Presbyterian Church of Boonton

513 Birch Street, Boonton, NJ 07005



 Youth Chorus

(Grades 3-10)

Director: Ford R. Foster 

Wednesday 6:45-8:15 PM Interview required.


Choristers learn intermediate singing techniques and methods of vocalization. 

The repertoire is at an intermediate level and includes music from the classical and world music genre

 along with contemporary pieces.  


Choristers learn the three "cardinal principles" of singing that are the fundamental building blocks of choral singing 

as taught by the late Frauke Haasemann, and further developed by Edwin Foster. 

Children are taught how to sing using Deep Breathing - diaphragmatic breathing, 

Articulation - the correct production, emission and enunciation of ALL the vowels and diphthongs, 

and Relaxation - of the vocal chords. 

They learn to sing music that is classical in form, spirited and fun. 

Classical music sung in Latin, harmonized American folk songs, and children's "jazz" songs 

that teach rhythmic "counting" and coordination, are all part of the curriculum.

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