Choral ensembles @ BHS

Bella Voce

Full Year 1.00 credit

Grades 10, 11, and 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Treble Chorale or Men’s Choir, or permission of instructor through audition.

This advanced level mixed choral ensemble is designed to improve the individual student’s quality of singing by providing them with repertoire of higher difficulty, and a stronger emphasis on personal and ensemble musicianship. Individual students are strongly encouraged to audition for extracurricular music ensembles in addition to regional, divisional, and national honors ensembles. This ensemble will participate in several adjudication festivals and performances. Participation in performances is a requirement of this course.

Treble Chorale

Full Year 1.00 credit

Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Treble Chorale consists of students who sing either soprano or alto. This ensemble serves as a year of training and transition for the first year high school chorister who wants to continue singing in grades 10 through 12, or for soprano and alto students who want to focus on their specific vocal instrument. Through the use of appropriate exercises and choral literature, emphasis will be on developing a foundation of healthy vocal production technique, instilling musicianship through performance and the study of basic theory, and fostering a sense of community within the chorus through mutual respect and support. Participation in choral performances is a requirement of this course.

Men's Choir

Full Year 1.00 credit

Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

Men’s Choir consists of students who sing either tenor or bass. This ensemble serves as a year of training and transition for the first year high school chorister who wants to continue singing in grades 10 through 12, or for tenor and bass students who want to focus on their specific vocal instrument. Through the use of appropriate exercises and choral literature, emphasis will be on developing a foundation of healthy vocal production technique, instilling musicianship through performance and the study of basic theory, and fostering a sense of community within the chorus through mutual respect and support. Participation in choral performances is a requirement of this course.

Madrigal Singers

The Berlin High School Madrigal Singers is an extra-curricular, auditioned, mixed ensemble that performs a capella choral music of all genres. Identified by their red dresses and tuxedos, this ensemble of elite student musicians performs throughout the community for a variety of events throughout the school year, and is frequently asked to perform for other special events.