Chorus Rational

Chorus is not just about singing. There are many factors that contribute to you becoming a great singer, musician,
and choir member. In this class, we will focus on five goals: musicality, intonation, vocal technique,
sight-reading, and audiation.We will explore the proper techniques for singing,
the social and historical contexts of the pieces we perform,

creative ways to express a musical meaning, and how to be
a respectful choir and audience member.

 

Chorus Classes

Chorus classes focus on these Choral Skills:
healthy vocal techniques
quality tone production
unification of ensemble sound
artistic interpretation and expression
communication of meaning
musical independence
rehearsal skills
performance skills and etiquette
music literacy
self-assessment
self-advocacy
collaboration
respect, resilience, and responsibility

All students enrolled in Chorus will perform in a Winter Concert and a Spring Concert this school year.
It is expected than all students enrolled in a Chorus class attend both concerts.
Each concert performance counts as a major summative grade for this course.

 

CHORUS FOR BAND/ORCHESTRA STUDENTS

Students who are enrolled in Band/Orchestra class may also sing in Chorus. 
Mr. Hirsh and Mr. Peters collect a list of names of interested students during the
first few weeks of school and then families are contacted with more details.

 

Eisteddfod

NCMS Eisteddfod Representatives

Eisteddfod is the name of the CCPS All-County Chorus. Ten members of the NCMS 8th Grade Chorus will represent our school
in this year's Eisteddfod Concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 22nd, 2019, at Westminster High School.
All family and friends are invited to attend the free Eisteddfod Concert on March 22nd.

 

MANDATORY Evening Rehearsals and Field Trip

The Representatives from all middle schools will practice together at these mandatory rehearsals.
Evening Rehearsal #1: Wedesday, March 13th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Shiloh Middle School
Evening Rehearsal #2: Tuesday, March 19th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
Evening Rehearsal #3: Thursday, March 21st, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
FIELD TRIP Rehearsal: Friday, March 22nd, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at Westminster High School
(Bring a bag lunch for the field trip.)