The Grace Notes (GN) is the Princeton Girlchoir's introductory training ensemble. The girls are introduced to the beginning stages of vocal development through the study of breath management and promotion of good intonation. Vocal range, shaping of vowels, tone production, and diction are also explored. Music reading is introduced with the help of Solfege.
In addition to performing a diverse repertoire of unison and part singing, the Grace-Note experience encourages choristers' ability to work together as an ensemble, and fosters poise and confidence. The Grace Notes sing with the other PGC choirs during the year to promote a wider sense of ensemble singing, and to afford a smoother transition from one choir to the next.
The time commitment for Grace Notes includes:
- 60-minute weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays
- retreats (generally 2 Saturday afternoons each year)
- dress and pre-concert rehearsals
- winter and spring concerts
Additional performance opportunities often arise during the year.
The Grace Notes are conducted by Melissa Malvar-Keylock.