Choral Music

Course Description:

A course intended to prepare students for performance and to actually perform. They will perform several times throughout the school year in churches, at school events and for various organizations.  They will also participate in Music Festivals, contests and will travel.  Full year—1 credit.

 

Course Objectives:

1.  Students will learn correct vocal technique through, warm-ups, sight-reading, posture, breathing, memorization and performance.

2.  Students will learn the difference between worship and performance by participating in both venues.

3.  Students will memorize and perform a variety of Choral Literature

4.  Students  will perform in churches, organizations, school, contests and Festivals throughout the year

5.  Students will learn the concept “I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind”.  I Corinthians  14:15

The Chorale is comprised of the top singers at Valley Christian High School. The Chorale has performed in prestigious places such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. They have performed through-out Europe, including performances in France, Germany and Poland. Stateside, the Chorale has performed in Arizona, California, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, New York, Texas, Washington and the District of Columbia.  The Chorale has also produced a live album, “Live from the Music Hall”. Under the acclaimed direction of Marianne Heim, Valley Christian High School Chorale students pursue musicianship, excellence, leadership and servant-hood while bringing glory to Jesus Christ and being a joy to the community.

 

Course Description

This course is intended to help students who are serious about singing to further develop their talents and their specific voices. Chorale members are exposed to more serious and challenging choral literature and the sense of ensemble is emphasized. Classroom time involves not only singing together but holding each other accountable spiritually, and learning how to effectively present the message of Christ through music.  The time commitment goes beyond the classroom time and beyond the time the Concert Choir spends outside the Classroom. There are many concerts through the school year.  Chorale members are also required to be members of the Concert Choir.  Full year—1 credit.

 

Course Objectives

  1. Students will learn correct vocal technique through, warm-ups, sight-reading, posture, breathing, memorization and performance.
  2. Students will learn the difference between worship and performance by participating in both venues.
  3. Students will memorize and perform a variety of Choral Literature
  4. Students  will perform in churches, organizations, school, contests and Festivals throughout the year
  5. Students will learn the concept “I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind”.  I Corinthians  14:15