Curricular choirs meet every day for 55 minutes. Students are graded on three categories: 1. Participation; 2. Evaluation; 3. Performance.
Concert Choir is an auditioned mixed group of 11th and 12th grade singers. Concert Choir members are also members of 1 of the 6 select vocal ensembles. The LHS Concert Choir goes on a trip every other year. Auditions take place in the spring.
Cadet Choir is a non-auditioned mixed group made up of 9th-12th grade boys and 10th-12th grade girls. Students in Cadet Choir focus on building foundational music rehearsal and performance skills.
Girls Chorale is a non-auditioned group for 9th grade girls. Students in Girls Chorale focus on building good singing technique through a variety of repertoire.
Vocal ensembles rehearse 25 minutes daily, opposite lunch periods. Members of an ensemble are required to be a member of a curricular choir and members of Concert Choir are required to be in an ensemble. Acceptance into a vocal ensemble is by audition only. Auditions are held in January. Participation in an ensemble is a privilege and students should view it as such and know that expectations are very high. Students in ensembles display exemplary attitude and attendance.
Mixed 11th-12th (must be members of Concert Choir)
Chamber Choir is composed of a highly select group of mixed voices singing very challenging literature ranging from madrigals to jazz. Students must possess excellent sight-reading skills, a keen ear, rhythmic skills and an excellent work ethic.
Cliff Avenue Singers
Mixed 10th – 12th
Students sing a variety of songs from madrigals to contemporary music in four-part mixed voice singing. Students will be expected to have good music reading skills and to be a strong independent singer.
10th – 12th Girls
Singing challenging SA literature at its peak, students will be expected to be independent singers with strong sight-reading skills.
10th – 12th Girls
Continuing with beautiful tone production, girls will be exposed to more difficult SA literature.
In Canto Fratelli, we work on the foundations of singing and good tone production. Students will gain expertise in the use of their head voice which will help students through their voice change. Students become strong, independent singers and delight in singing TTBB literature.
This ensemble focuses on the foundations of beautiful singing. Unison, two and three-part SA literature will be explored.