In Choral music, every voice matters. Every singer makes a unique contribution to the sound of the whole group. Choral music is truly a team effort. As such, all members have a responsibility to each other to give their very best during rehearsals and performances. What each singer does affects the success of the whole group. We should all expect the best from each other and from ourselves. Together, let's create something wonderful!
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
respect, resilience, and responsibility
These skills are applied to the repertoire prepared for concerts. Thus, students do not just learn to "sing songs" in Chorus class. Students work to build vocal and musical skills that will enrich their music-making throughout their lives.
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! Ms. Morgan runs an after-school club called the Singing Instrumentalists Club especially for these students. Mr. Hirsh and Ms. Morgan collect a list of names of interested students during the first few weeks of school and then families are contacted with more details.
NCMS Eisteddfod Representatives
Eisteddfod is the name of the CCPS All-County Chorus. Nine members of the NCMS 8th Grade Chorus will represent our school in this year's Eisteddfod Concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 7th, 2017, at Westminster High School. All family and friends are invited to attend the free Eisteddfod Concert on April 7th.
Ms. Morgan will hold weekly after-school rehearsals from mid-January through March to help the NCMS Eisteddfod Representatives learn their music. Singers should bring a recording device to these rehearsals.
MANDATORY Evening Rehearsals and Field Trip
The Representatives from all middle schools will practice together at these mandatory rehearsals.
Evening Rehearsal #1: Tuesday, March 28th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Shiloh Middle School
Evening Rehearsal #2: Tuesday, April 4th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
Evening Rehearsal #3: Thursday, April 6th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Westminster High School
FIELD TRIP Rehearsal: Friday, April 7th, during the school day at Westminster High School
(Bring a bag lunch for the field trip.)