Semester begins Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Valley Presbyterian Church
945 Portola Road, Portola Valley
Semester begins Thursday,
September 6 at 10:00
1074 B Street, Hayward
MRS. BARBARY'S MIRACULOUS SHOW OF SHOWS
7:00 p.m. (6:30 call)
Valley Presbyterian Church
Portola Road, Portola Valley
Barbary for Details
Barbary Grant's Homeschool Choirs are non-sectarian, non-audition choirs for
homeschooled children between the ages of five and
Originally founded as the Palo Alto Homeschool Choir in 1997 by Julia
baton passed to "Mrs. Barbary" in the spring of 2003. In 2006
she relocated the choir
to a larger venue and renamed it the Portola Valley Homeschool Choir (PVHC).
Mrs. Barbary's lively, fun approach to
making music has made PVHC a weekly highlight for scores of homeschooled
children in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
In Fall 2007, Mrs. Barbary brought this terrific
musical experience to homeschoolers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties,
as the new East Bay Homeschool Choir (EBHC) began rehearsals in the Pleasanton/Tri-Valley
area! EBHC now rehearses in Hayward.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Mrs. Barbary
accompanies the choir on piano, Irish harp, Appalachian dulcimer, and
button accordion. Student and parent performers are also encouraged to
participate, so that concerts have included flute, violin, guitar,
bass, clarinet, saxophone,
and cello. The range of musical styles is eclectic: folk, Celtic, rock and
roll, jazz, country, and pop are all represented in the choir's repertoire. Each semester, choristers have
the optional opportunity to perform in foreign languages as far-reaching
as Japanese and Manx
Homeschool Choir year consists of two 18-week semesters. The Fall semester
usually begins the first week of September and --
after a 2-week break for the holidays -- concludes the third weekend of January. The Spring semester
starts mid-February and ends mid-June. Each semester culminates in two
public performances. Tuition includes all sheet music and a practice CD
issued halfway through each semester. Children who adore the spotlight may
opt to join soloist coaching sessions for a modest additional fee.
Valley Homeschool Choir:
Rehearsals are on Wednesday
mornings from 10:00 till 11:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room of Valley
Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road in Portola Valley. (Click here for
interactive map.) Contact Barbary
Grant for tuition rates and general questions. PVHC
is affiliated with the Ocean Grove charter school.
Bay Homeschool Choir: Rehearsals will be held on Thursday mornings from 10:00 till 11:00
at the Masonic Lodge, 1074
B Street in Hayward.
(Click here for
Beth Windfeldt for tuition rates and general questions. EBHC is affiliated with
both Connecting Waters and FAME charter schools.
About Mrs. Barbary