CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Under Direction of Alma Richeh

ABOUT

The Children's Choir was established on March 2, 2014. It is the First Arab-American children's choir in Massachusetts. We introduce children 6-14 years old to the language and culture through folkloric, contemporary and modern Arabic music and songs.

The Choir meets from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Sundays. Classes will be based on the CAC Arabic School Calender.

GOALS

  • Introduce Arab-American youths to the Arabic and Middle Eastern music, musicians and singers.
  • Learn about Arabic quarter tones and singing styles.
  • Introduce Arabic and Middle Eastern music to American society at large.
  • Encourage children and teenagers from all backgrounds to join irrespective of speaking Arabic.
  • Carry on concerts around Massachusetts and beyond to spread the word about the rich Arabic musical heritage.
  • For those who are interested in practicing their Arabic language skills the choir is a fun and contemporary method to build stronger knowledge of Arabic.
  • Singing in harmony and a cappella will enrich the children and teenagers’ musical background.
  • MEET THE DIRECTOR

    Ms. Alma Richeh will be teaching this class. She has studied classical Arabic and opera singing in Syria. For 8 years she was the conductor of Al Farah Choir, a national choir in Damascus, Syria.  Ms. Richeh conducted the Farah Choir’s youth’s division. She led the choir in many national and regional concerts, among them were fundraising events for humanitarian causes and children’s rights.

    REGISTRATION FEE: 

    • $140/student for the fall semester (15 classes)
    • $280/ student for the full school year (30 classes)

    To register please contact Ms. Alma Richeh directly at aricheh@cacboston.org.

    AUDITIONS: 

    To schedule auditions, contact Ms. Richeh at aricheh@cacboston.org, or call 617-893-1176.

    Audition Location: Auditions can take place at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, or at the Center for Arabic Culture office in Somerville. Auditions are by appointment only. Basic knowledge of music is not required. Directions Here.

    Audition requirements:

  • Prepare a simple song to perform in any language
  • The conductor will play simple tunes and candidates will repeat them to decide which type of voice the candidate has (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass)
  • Auditioning will be conducted privately to allow the kids to sing freely.
  • AL HURRA TV PROGRAM ABOUT CAC & CHILDREN'S CHOIR

    Watch the Choir Concert with the NY Arabic Orchestra at YMCA Cambridge

    CAC CHILDREN CHOIR PERFORMED AT MLK DAY AT EAST SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL!