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 focus on these Choral Skills:
healthy vocal techniques
quality tone production
unification of ensemble sound
artistic interpretation and expression
communication of meaning
performance skills and etiquette
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.
Cantate - https://www.jwpepper.com/Cantate%21/10512882.item#/submit
Tum Balalaika - https://www.jwpepper.com/Tum-Balalaika/10355332.item#/
Colors of Winter - https://www.jwpepper.com/Colors-of-Winter/10089761.item#/submit
In Summer - https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=in+summer
A La Nanita Nana -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfvYQDridSU
Betelehemu 3 Part -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-j6U309hT0
Benedictus 3 Part - https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=3300837
Marshmallow World 3 part - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymYRU6AT6QA
God Bless America - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtDKpBRWsW8
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 20nd, 2020, at Westminster High School.
All family and friends are invited to attend the free Eisteddfod Concert on March 20nd.
MANDATORY Evening Rehearsals and Field Trip
The Representatives from all middle schools will practice together at these mandatory rehearsals.
Evening Rehearsal #1: Wedesday, March 11th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Shiloh Middle School
Evening Rehearsal #2: Tuesday, March 17th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
Evening Rehearsal #3: Thursday, March 19st, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
FIELD TRIP Rehearsal: Friday, March 20nd, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at Westminster High School
(Bring a bag lunch for the field trip.)