Choral Music

Students who enroll in one of the Cathedral High School Choirs will develop their individual singing skills while learning to perform in a choral ensemble. Additionally, students will learn to read music, learn the basics of music history and theory, and genres and styles, while developing self-discipline, concentration, and cooperation. A great deal of class time is spent on vocal and musical techniques as well as practical preparation for various performances throughout the year. Previous choir/vocal experience is helpful but not required. Choir students will also have opportunities to participate in activities such as solo and ensemble contests, and various honor choirs, along with opportunities to participate in concert and enrichment tours in the US and Internationally. If you have any questions about what choir would be the best fit for you, please don’t hesitate to contact Marian Bender (mbender@gocathedral.com), Director of Choirs.


Concert Choir: Chorus 

(College Prep) (Academic) (Honors)

C711CF/C711CS/C711AF/C711AS/C711XF/C711XS             2 Semesters     2 Credits

Prerequisite:

Open to all students in grades 9-12. This is a year-long commitment, though students are accepted in the 2nd semester by permission of the instructor.

College Prep – This is the beginner level. No prerequisites.

Academic  – This is the intermediate level. It is awarded for students in their 3rd and 4th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Honors – This is the advanced level. It is awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Description:

Students will begin to develop solfege, major and minor scales, and 4 part harmonies.  Students will begin to develop an understanding and appreciation of the differences in music from other cultures and the connections music brings to people, places and time.  The topics in this class will provide a strong basis for the continuation of their music skills as the high school age student continues on their path to developing a life-long love of music. There are required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, masses, some community performances, and travel once a year. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level. 

*COURSE FEE: $175, yearly fee. Includes uniform, supplies and choir spirit-wear. Scholarships opportunities available.  


Irish Adrenaline: Show Choir

(College Prep) (Academic) (Honors)

C738CF/C738CS/C738AF/C738AS/C738XF/C738XS           2 Semesters     2 Credits

Prerequisite:

Open to female students in grades 9-12, by audition only. One year commitment required. Students are required to attend the Show Choir Boot Camp the week before school begins (usually the first full week of August).  

College Prep – This is the beginner level. No prerequisites.

Academic  – awarded for students in their 3rd and 4th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Honors – awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Description:

Irish Adrenaline is an auditioned all-female show/concert choir limited to 40 members, comprised of students in grades 10-12. The group performs a variety of choral literature that ranges from advanced chamber and concert to pop and Broadway. Irish Adrenaline will compete extensively around Indiana during the winter months. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. 

*After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

 *Course Fee: $425, yearly fee: includes costume fees, supplies, spirit wear, competition fees, professional choreographers, and more.