Choral Groups

Chorale

Chorale is open to all new singers at Campolindo regardless of experience or background. Here, all students will learn the basics of vocal production, different styles of choral music, and rehearsal and performance practices. Music theory will be emphasized including study of sight-singing, notation, phrasing, rhythm, harmony, and musical terminology. Students in these classes must attend all rehearsals, performances, festivals, and concerts as indicated by the calendar. All performances are required. Rehearsal expectations and conduct, attendance, and knowledge of music will all be calculated when going to festivals.

After a year in these beginning ensembles, all students are encouraged to audition for Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, or Bel Canto. Participation in Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will be at the discretion of the director and the CampoChoir musical staff.

Women’s Ensemble

Women’s Ensemble is for intermediate women’s voices. Membership in this choir is open at the discretion of the director and the CampoChoir musical staff. Here, all students will continue to emphasize music theory and develop vocal technique, posture, and rehearsal and performance procedures with the expectation of prior practice and knowledge. Students in this class must attend all rehearsals, performances, festivals, and concerts as indicated by the calendar. All performances are required. Rehearsal expectations and conduct, attendance, and knowledge of music will all be calculated when going to festivals. Performance apparel is required.

All students in this ensemble are encouraged to audition for Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. Participation in Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will be at the discretion of the director and the CampoChoir musical staff.

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is the largest ensemble and the heart of the CampoChoir program. It is an auditioned group of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who will rehearse and perform different styles of choral music composed specifically for advanced large choral ensembles. Student achievement will involve the development of vocal technique, posture, rehearsal procedures, and music theory, though prior knowledge and skill is expected. These skills will be reinforced and practiced daily to ensure vocal health, productive rehearsals, and the continued development of individual musicianship. Performances will include competing at state competitions, collegiate-level choral festivals, and local concerts. Students in this class must attend all rehearsals, performances, festivals, and concerts as indicated by the calendar. All performances are required. Rehearsal expectations and conduct, attendance, and knowledge of music will all be calculated when going to festivals. Performance apparel is required.

This ensemble is by audition only.

Bel Canto

Bel Canto is a small auditioned ensemble for sophomore, junior, and senior women in CampoChoir. Students will study and perform advanced levels of choral literature composed specifically for small choral ensembles. Student achievement will involve the development of vocal technique, posture, rehearsal procedures, and music theory, though prior knowledge and skill is expected. These skills will be reinforced and practiced daily to ensure vocal health, productive rehearsals, first-rate performances and the continued development of individual musicianship. Students in this class must attend all rehearsals, performances, festivals, and concerts as indicated by the calendar. All performances are required. Performances will include competing at state competitions, collegiate-level choral festivals, and local concerts. Performance apparel is required.

There are additional requirements for participants in this ensemble that include but are not limited to extra rehearsals, retreats, tours, and community performances. Rehearsal expectations and conduct, attendance, and knowledge of music will all be calculated when going to festivals. It is extremely difficult for this ensemble to perform without all members – everyone in this group must be willing to commit to all of its rehearsals and performances in addition to all outside responsibilities.

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers is a co-ed small auditioned ensemble for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in CampoChoir. Students will study and perform advanced levels of choral literature composed specifically for small choral ensembles. Student achievement will involve the development of vocal technique, posture, rehearsal procedures, and music theory, though prior knowledge and skill is expected. These skills will be reinforced and practiced daily to ensure vocal health, productive rehearsals, first-rate performances and the continued development of individual musicianship. Students in this class must attend all rehearsals, performances, festivals, and concerts as indicated by the calendar. All performances are required. Performances will include competing at state competitions, collegiate-level choral festivals, and local concerts. Performance apparel is required.

There are additional requirements for participants in this ensemble that include but are not limited to extra rehearsals, Chamber Retreat, Chamber Showcase, and community performances. Rehearsal expectations and conduct, attendance, and knowledge of music will all be calculated when going to festivals. It is extremely difficult for this ensemble to perform without all members – everyone in this group must be willing to commit to all of its rehearsals and performances in addition to all outside responsibilities.