Choir


Overview:

Choir is open to all 5th-8th grade students who love to sing and want to challenge and strengthen their musical skills.

We have a number of exciting events this year. In March we will be participating in the Catholic Schools Arts Celebration (CSAC) at Dominican High School. CSAC is an event targeted at middle school choirs from around the greater Milwaukee area and will include group singing, sectional work, choral sight singing and experimenting with paperless singing. All participating Catholic schools will rehearse the same repertoire during the day and end the event with an evening concert at Dominican High School.

In April, the choir will once again participate in our school’s Fine Arts Night. This event showcases the talents of choir, band, Spanish and the incredible variety of art mediums taught to the students by Mrs. Drees. There will also be opportunities for individual students and small ensembles to perform.

Finally, the choir will go Easter Caroling at local assisted living facilities. This event will be in place of our usual Christmas caroling outing. As I have heard from various activity directors, choral singing is welcome any time of the year and this will be a wonderful opportunity to share our musical talents with those in need.

Choir Expectations:

  • Arrive on time (we have a short amount of time to do great work together!)
  • Be respectful of all choir members (we all have different vocal talents.)
  • Take care of your assigned binder of sheet music (this is school property.)
  • Be open to singing all styles of music.

2018 Christmas Concert:

Highlights:

Last year the choir attended the Chicago Choral Festival and Mass which is led by the American Federation Pueri Cantores (a National Catholic Choral Organization). This event brings choirs from the greater Midwestern region together to sing liturgical music spanning 1500 years – from Gregorian chant to music of the twenty-first century. The festival was held on Saturday, March 3 at Holy Name Cathedral.

Click here to view the YouTube video of St. Mary Choir singing Dona Nobis at the Chicago Choral Festival and Mass at the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.  It includes the two preludes the Choir sang for the mass: "Create in Me a Clean Heart O God" and "Dona Nobis Pacem."

Beautiful photos from the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago:

 

 

 

Watch the video below to see St. Mary Choir practicing at The Holy Name Cathedral.... Wow!!!

The St. Mary Parish School Choir rehearsing during the year:  

       

The choir will once again be participating in our school’s Fine Arts Night. This event allows our students to showcase their talents in choir, band, Spanish and the incredible variety of art mediums taught to the students by Mrs. Drees.

Goal of the Program:

  • To develop skills to read parted music
  • To learn effective vocal skills and techniques
  • To Christmas carol at local nursing homes and assisted living houses
  • To learn repertoire for the school’s Christmas program and Fine Arts Night

Larger goals for the future include:

  • To compete at state choral competitions
  • To represent our school by singing the national anthem at a Brewers game
  • To become a member of the American Federation Pueri Cantores (a National Catholic Choral Organization)

Flyers

Forms


Activity Leader 
Mrs. Schultz
(the Music teacher)

Grades 
Open to students in 5th - 8th Grade

Date/Time 
Tuesdays, 2:45 - 3:30 pm

Location 
Room 105

Students should be picked up from the upper lot at Door #2.

 

The choir will once again be participating in our school’s Fine Arts Night on Thursday, April 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This event allows our students to showcase their talents in choir, band, Spanish and the incredible variety of art mediums taught to the students by Mrs. Drees.

 

Save the Following Dates:


St. Mary Christmas Program; Grades 1st - 5th
Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30 - 7:30pm 

MSO Link-up Field Trip; Grades 4th & 5th
Tuesday, March 10th, 10:30am concert