Capriccio Columbus

Celebrating the Diversity of Song

Capriccio Columbus is an adult chorus of 75 accomplished vocalists, delighting audiences with a vast array of music sung in beautiful, acoustically rich venues. Whether your taste runs toward classics, jazz, sacred works or the Great American Songbook, a Capriccio Columbus concert will remind you why you love music. In addition to the primary chorus, Capriccio includes the Capriccio Youth Choir and Molto Capriccio, a jazz and pop ensemble available to provide music for special occasions.


Virtuoso: "To be an expert at musicality"


Next Rehearsal: 4/3

Great work at our last rehearsal!

Download all music to your phone/tablet/whatever you have with you most to listen to as often as possible during this week off. The more you hear your music, the easier it is to memorize.

Enjoy your week off!

* Rest * Hydrate * Memorize * Repeat *

April concert Repertoire

Click here for all songs in one place!

Il est bel et bon:

  • If you aren’t comfortable with your part: Practice to solidify your pitches and correct rhythms with solfege. You can’t learn and memorize French if you’re still fumbling with pitches and rhythms.

    • Practice singing through your voice part on solfege through the entire piece.

  • Practice your French: Transfer notes you made on French pronunciation (from the inside cover) into your music.

    • Listen to the example. If you have questions, please e-mail Mrs. Shively and ask.

    • Practice your voice part on French text.

  • Work toward memory for NEXT REHEARSAL (4/3).

  • Listen here.

I Ask for One Day: (combined with Cantare)

  • Memorized by NEXT REHEARSAL (4/3).

  • Reminder on phrasing: p. 5, m. 22-26 & p. 9, m. 50-54 — no breath and carried through until quarter rest

  • Practice with tall vowels. Remember that we don’t speak as we sing so we shouldn’t sing as we speak.

    • I = AH

    • day = dEH (no diphthong)

    • see = TALL vowel

    • life = lAHfe (no diphthong)

    • MINDFUL of holding out the note for the FULL VALUEput the consonant/cut-off on the rest (usually beat 3)

  • Listen here. (Not my favorite recording as it’s a studio recording of the sheet music but will do until I find one I like.)

Adiemus: (combined with Primo Voce)

  • Practice with good breath support and open vowels.

    • We will combine this with Primo Voce within the next two rehearsals. You need to be solid on your part so that they aren’t swayed.

  • Speak through your text in rhythm. Pronounce all vowels as Latin vowels. Be sure the ends of your phrases are without diphthong.

  • Memorized by NEXT REHEARSAL (4/3).

  • Listen here.

Mashed Potato Love Poem:

  • Memorized by NEXT REHEARSAL (4/3).

  • Practice to continue to solidify your voice part.

    • Clean up your rhythms and pitches to put the whole thing together.

  • DICTION and ARTICULATION are major focuses in this piece in order to get the lyrics conveyed to the audience. Learn this with crisp consonants and open vowels.

    • Reminders:

      • “wist” vs. “whisked” — “not whisked”

      • “buttah” not “buttER”

  • Listen here.

VIRTUOSO details

An advanced treble ensemble performing three- to four-part repertoire (SSA/SSAA)

Rehearses on Wednesdays, 6:55-7:55 p.m.

Virtuoso Singers

Soprano I

Emily Hamilton

Sarah Hamilton

Gabbi Justice

Amelia Orth

Abby Snelling


Soprano I/II

Olivia Dudash

GG Eddington

Sarah Hertenstein

Emily Hohlefelder

Nora Lemmon


Soprano II/Alto

Gabriella Colarossi

Chris Milano

Nikia Scurlock

Bekah Shively

Faith Wickizer



Sarah Bridgeman

Gwen Hatcher

Maggie Szabo

Alaina Wilkerson


Please contact Mrs. Bates with any questions.

Capriccio Columbus | P.O. Box 1225 | Worthington, OH 43085