Fees: Students will be responsible for the cost of outfits and field trips; ASB card verification
Learning Recommendations: Ability to match pitch; ability to read text; audition on the basis of previous experience, musical ability, and motivation. Several evening performances require commitment. Students from this choir will also be selected for the advanced women's Chanson group which rehearses after school. Also, men from Concert Chorale will be invited to join Cantare, Skyline's "lunch bunch" group which performs and competes!
General Description: Concert Chorale is a yearlong 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 Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York.
Students may also opt to take this course as an IB Music course, for either one or two years, in their junior and senior years. An additional, once-a-week seminar will be the required addition if this is taken as an IB course.
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