Fees: Students will be responsible for the cost of outfits and field trips; ASB card verification

Learning Recommendations: Audition on the basis of previous experience, musical ability, and motivation. Several evening performances require commitment.

Description: Concert Chorale is a year-long elective for the musically advanced student. Members will perform a wide variety of choral literature for mixed choir. Performances include concerts, festivals, contests, assemblies, and community functions. All rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Past field trips have included trips to California, New Orleans, and New York.

Content: Music from various time periods will be sung in this choir: Renaissance madrigals, classical large works for choir and orchestra, folk songs from around the world, and songs from various holidays will mark our calendar for performances throughout the school year. There will be required evening concerts approximately once a quarter.

Strategies: Rehearsals are the main activity in this class. Voice parts are learned through sectional practice, large group practice and individual rehearsal. Listening to recordings in various styles assists in learning to perform the variety of genres we sing. Recordings of group rehearsals and performances form an audio portfolio for assessment.

 

Equipment to be provided by student: None