Choral arts training embraces a variety of musical styles, both sacred and secular. The choral classes during the school day as well as the vocal ensemble which meet after school in Upper and Middle School rehearse and perform traditional choral music from all periods of music, including the Renaissance period through modern day, world music, musical theatre, jazz and pop genres. The historical, cultural and theoretical elements referenced within the music give students greater understanding of the beauty and traditions of this art form.
The Honors Chorale class, for juniors and seniors, is the advanced ensemble. The ability to read music and interpret it with sensitivity is required at this level. Students in the Concert Chorale classes practice the skills necessary to achieve success in the Honors class.
There are two main performances for the Chorales and Vocal Ensemble – the Christmas Concert at St. John’s Cathedral and the Spring Concert. The Chorales occasionally sing at our weekly chapel services and for additional programs on campus and throughout the community. The Honors Chorale has also had the opportunity to perform at St. Paul’s Wall Street and Trinity Wall Street in New York City for the last several years.