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
collaboration

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.

Practice Resources

6th Grade

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

7th Grade

In Summer - https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=in+summer

A La Nanita Nana -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfvYQDridSU

8th Grade

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

 

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 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.)