Chorus

Choral Director – Dr. Kathleen Orr

Chorus class fulfills the current course requirement for fine arts.  It is meant to be a continuous course of study culminating in Honors Chorus at the senior level.  Students in chorus class learn basic skills in proper singing technique, note reading, and sound production.  Students also perform a variety of music, with an emphasis on multi-cultural and world music.  All chorus classes are performance based, requiring participation in all school, county and state choral activities as determined by the director.  Students in this Performance Group will be fitted for concert attire that is purchased through the activity fees ($100 per year).  Some after school rehearsals are required in preparation for winter/spring concerts and adjudicated events.  Additionally, chorus class performs in the feeder concert, the winter and spring choral concerts.

Activity Fees

The Chorus Performance Group fee is $100 for the year. Payments are split into Fall and Spring semesters:

  • $50 due Sept 30
  • $50 due Feb 28

* A 50% discount will apply to all additional performance groups of equal or lesser value than the highest value performance group. For example, if a student participates in Orchestra and Chorus, the following adjustments are made:

$200 Orchestra
$50 Chorus

Total for the year: $250 (payment schedule: $125 due Sept 30, $125 due Feb 28)

Chorus Officers

Congratulations to this year’s Chorus Officers and Section Leaders!

Chorus Officers:

  • President – Jay Goodman
  • Vice President – Joab Patino
  • Secretary – Victoria Davis
  • Treasurer – Caroline Davisson

Section Leaders

  • Soprano 1 – Morgan Brookman
  • Soprano 2 – Grace McWaters
  • Alto 1 – Claire Stephenson
  • Alto 2 – Nicolle Hoyt
  • Tenor/Bass – Jay Goodman and Joab Patino

Hawkappella (A Cappella Vocal Ensemble)

  •  This group of 15 – 20 men and women is our select extracurricular ensemble and performs in all concerts, trips and other events.
  •  Membership is open.
  •  The group rehearses three days a week (TBD).
  • Concert attire is determined by the participants.
  • Hawkappella regularly performs for community and school functions as well as for commercially sponsored engagements..

Treble Clefs (Treble Chorus Ensemble)

  • The Treble Clefs is our treble chorus consisting of soprano and alto voices.
  • Membership is open.
  • Mandatory Treble Clefs rehearsals will be during NEST on Blue Block on “A” days, and other rehearsals as determined by the director and the student members.
  • Students in this ensemble will be fitted for concert attire that is purchased through the Chorus Performance Group activity fees ($100 per year – see above for additional details regarding the activity fees).
  • The Treble Clefs regularly perform for community and school functions as well as for commercially sponsored engagements.

Soar (Show Choir)

  • Soar is our show choir consisting of three sopranos, three altos, two tenors and two basses.
  • Membership is by audition.
  • Concert attire is determined by the participants.
  • Mandatory Soar rehearsals will during NEST on Blue Block on “B” days, and other rehearsals as determined by the director and the student members.
  • The Treble Clefs regularly perform for community and school functions as well as for commercially sponsored engagements.

Membership

Auditions and membership in all chorus ensembles are open to all students.  Students do not need to be registered in a chorus class to participate in these groups.  STEM students are welcome and highly encouraged to take advantage of these Chorus ensembles.

The activity fee, described above, applies to all students participating in the Chorus Program, regardless of whether the student is enrolled in the class or is participating in an ensemble through the Nest and after school programs.

Rehearsals

  • “A” Days Blue Block– Treble Clefs
  • “B” Days Blue Block—Soar

Special Opportunities and Recognition

Outstanding and talented singers are recommended for membership in our Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter.  This group is made up of the best student musicians in our department.  Student members give recitals and provide musical support for other school activities in and around our community.  They are South River’s Musical Ambassadors.

Special community chorus opportunities are available for students to join. See All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis.

Questions

For questions regarding the Chorus Program, please contact Dr. Kathleen Orr on 410-956-5600.

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