Choral Music

Students who enroll in one of the Cathedral High School Choirs will develop their individual singing skill while learning to sing 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 contest, 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).


Concert Choir: Beginning Chorus (College Prep)

C711CF/C711CS              2 Semesters          2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to all students in grades 9-12.

Course Description:
This course is an advanced vocal ensemble that provides group instruction designed to develop the skills necessary to perform a widely varied repertoire of ensemble literature. Some time will be spent on individual instruction in solo and audition repertoire. An emphasis will be placed on vocal technique through performance. Preparation for performance will include a study of the historical, formal, analytical and stylistic elements of each composition. Required rehearsals and performances. 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: $150, yearly fee. Includes uniform, supplies and choir spirit-wear.


Concert Choir: Intermediate Chorus (Academic)

C711AF/C711AS               2 Semesters          2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to all students in grades 9-12.

Course Description:
This course is an advanced vocal ensemble that provides group instruction designed to develop the skills necessary to perform a widely varied repertoire of ensemble literature. Some time will be spent on individual instruction in solo and audition repertoire. An emphasis will be placed on vocal technique through performance. Preparation for performance will include a study of the historical, formal, analytical and stylistic elements of each composition. Required rehearsals and performances. 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: $150, yearly fee. Includes uniform, supplies and choir spirit-wear.


Concert Choir: Advanced Chorus (Honors)

C711XF/C711XS             2 Semesters          2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to all students in grades 9-12.

Course Description:
This course is an advanced vocal ensemble that provides group instruction designed to develop the skills necessary to perform a widely varied repertoire of ensemble literature. Some time will be spent on individual instruction in solo and audition repertoire. An emphasis will be placed on vocal technique through performance. Preparation for performance will include a study of the historical, formal, analytical and stylistic elements of each composition. Required rehearsals and performances. 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: $150, yearly fee. Includes uniform, supplies, and choir spirit-wear.


Irish Adrenaline: (Show Choir) Beginning Level (Academic) (College Prep) (Honors)

C738AF/C738AS             2 Semesters          2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to female students in grades 9-12, by audition only. One year commitment required.

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: $250, yearly fee: includes uniform fees, supplies, spirit wear and competition.


Gospel Choir: Beginning Chorus (College Prep)

C718CF/C718CS             2 Semesters          2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to all students in grades 9-12.

Course Description:
Gospel Choir emphasizes various styles of gospel music. Required rehearsals and performances. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined standards are utilized. *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. Contact dewilliams@gocathedral.com with any questions.


Gospel Choir: Intermediate Chorus (Academic)

C718AF/C718AS             2 Semesters          2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to 9th-12th Grades.

Course Description:
Gospel Choir emphasizes various styles of gospel music. Required rehearsals and performances. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined standards are utilized. *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. Contact dewilliams@gocathedral.com with any questions.


Gospel Choir: Advanced Chorus (Honors)

C718XF/C718XS             2 Semesters          2 Credits

Prerequisite:
Open to 9th-12th Grades.

Course Description:
Gospel Choir emphasizes various styles of gospel music. Required rehearsals and performances. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined standards are utilized. *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. Contact dewilliams@gocathedral.com with questions.