A choir that accompanies itself
Rather than have an pianist or a recording to support
the children’s voices, in Orff Ensemble, the kids do it
all. We sing, speak, dance, and play specially designed
instruments in a community music-making experience.
In a children’s choir, everyone usually sings
the same part, or at most two or three-part harmony,
but a song in Orff Ensemble may have 6 or more
different instrument parts, vocal parts, movement, and
improvisations that change with each performance!
Sometimes our selections are purely instrumental,
sometimes just singing; it’s all about the variety.
That’s also why our material represents a multitude of
languages and folk cultures.