Concert Choir A, B, C, D
Four Terms Grades 10,11,12 Elective Audition required
Prerequisite: Concert Choir is open by audition to all students in grades 10, 11, 12 who have successfully completed the Varsity Choir curriculum or its equivalent in another district, or to upperclassmen who can demonstrate the skills covered in Varsity Choir. Auditions are held in the spring each year for the following school year.
A full year commitment is required for this ensemble. Concert Choir rehearses daily with individual lessons and sectionals offered as part of the course. This ensemble performs four annual concerts featuring a wide variety of intermediate and advanced choral music. Additionally, this ensemble is frequently selected to perform at state and regional festivals and conferences. As a result, students may be expected to do some individual practice outside of class. Members of Concert Choir will continue building and refining good choral skills and build understanding through listening and critiquing our performances. Additional opportunities to work with guest clinicians, audition for state and regional honor choirs and Minnesota All State Choir, participate in select ensembles and solo and ensemble contest, and attend professional concerts and musicals will be offered.
Concert Choir / WHS Orchestra A, B, C, D
Four Terms Concert 9, 10, 11, 12 Elective
Concert Choir/WHS Orchestra allows students to participate in both Concert Choir and WHS Orchestra during the same class period. Students selecting this option will rotate between the two ensembles every other day. Students selecting this option will be responsible for meeting the performance and curriculum requirements of both ensembles. As a result, some independent practice will be required.