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Choral Music

Middle School Chorus


Middle School Chorus is open to all grade 7 and 8 students with or without prior singing experience.  The group rehearses daily and performs several concerts each year.  Students also have the opportunity to audition for the Green Mountain Music District Chorus.

Students learn music in several languages and styles, improve their vocal technique and learn about sight singing.  Students are given weekly lessons to improve their knowledge of music notation.

Concert Listening Links: 


Concert Choir


The Concert Choir is open to all students, grade 9-12, regardless of prior experience.  The group performs three times a year on a variety of music in several languages.  The choir participates in adjudicated performances annually, traveling every other year to visit other areas of the country.  Students have the opportunity to audition for the Green Mountain Music District, VT All State and New England Festival choruses.
 
Concert Listening Links:
Ah! Si mon moine voulati danser:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufCSY7rRnIM
Savory, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dvaPfsCVaU


Commodore Singers 


This small ensemble meets before school on two mornings a week.  Membership is determined by audition each spring for the following year.  There are several additional performance requirements in addition to VUHS concerts.  Ideally, CS members are also members of the Concert Choir.

Concert Listening Links:
Laetentur coeli:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azlX-PMyp5k
Balulalow:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgYpJn6EEh8


Band/Choir


High School students who wish to sing and play register for Band/Chorus.  They attend Concert Choir and Symphonic Band on alternate days and must fulfill the obligations of both ensembles.  See above for choir listening examples.