CHORAL

See the SHS Choral Calendar at 2019-20 Choral Calendar

ENSEMBLES  

Treble Choir

Instructor: Luke Rosenberg

Treble Choir is open to all students, grades 9-12, who sing in the soprano or alto vocal range. No previous singing experience is necessary. Emphasis is on personal vocal development within an ensemble setting and music literacy.

*Students who wish to take Treble Choir in addition to an instrumental ensemble or Drama have a 0.5 credit option where the period would then be divided equally between the two courses. Performance opportunities include the fall choral concert, Candlelight, and spring choral concert. 

Anima Cantorum

Instructor: Luke Rosenberg

Anima Cantorum is open to all students, grades 9-12, who sing in the tenor or bass vocal range. No previous singing experience is necessary. Emphasis is on personal vocal development within an ensemble setting and music literacy. 

*Students who wish to take Anima Cantorum in addition to an instrumental ensemble or Drama have a 0.5 credit option where the period would then be divided equally between the two courses. Performance opportunities include the fall choral concert, Candlelight, and spring choral concert. 

Bella Voce

Instructor: Luke Rosenberg

Bella Voce is an intermediate-advanced vocal ensemble that is open to 10th-12th grade sopranos and altos (by audition)  who have successfully completed at least 1 year of treble choir. Curriculum emphasizes continued musical literacy, in-depth understanding of vocal technique, and performance practice. 

*Students who wish to take Bella Voce in addition to an instrumental ensemble or Drama have a ½  credit option where the period would then be divided equally between the two courses. Performance opportunities include the fall choral concert, Candlelight, youth concert, and spring choral concert. 

Choralaires

Instructor: Luke Rosenberg

Choralaires is an advanced vocal ensemble that is available by audition to 10th-12th grade students of every voice part (SATB) who have successfully completed at least 1 year of singing in a vocal ensemble at Staples High School. Curriculum emphasizes an advanced level of musical literacy, vocal pedagogy, personal vocal growth, and performance practice. Performance opportunities include but are not limited to the fall choral concert, Candlelight, youth concert, and spring choral concert.

Orphenians

Instructor: Luke Rosenberg

The Staples High School Orphenians is an auditioned, elite choral ensemble open to all SHS students, grades 9-12, who are currently enrolled in a curricular music ensemble. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm, and typically one Saturday afternoon per month. Auditions take place at the beginning of the school year and all members must re-audition each year. This ensemble performs throughout the Westport community at the holidays and participates in state-wide and national choral festivals. 

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