The Choirs

Beginning Treble Choir

This choir is Freshmen/Sophomore level choir. This group concentrates on sight-reading, two to three-part harmony (SA/SSA), ear-training, vocal technique and theory skills. The group appears at several performances each school year.  Students may be enrolled in this choir for more than one year and will need to complete an evaluation in order to be considered for Advanced Treble Choir or ACapella Singers.

This choir will wear all black for their concert performances.  Shoes should be black flats with either a black skirt/pants and black top or a black dress.  Jewelry and hair should be simple.  Please refrain from wearing t-shirts, mid-drift shirts, plunging necklines, yoga pants, denim, gym shoes and flip flops.  We should have a semi-formal conservative attire.

Bass Choir

This is a chorus of students ranging from Freshmen through Seniors. This group concentrates on sight-reading, ear training, vocal technique, theory skills and development of the bass voice through a variety of literature (TTBB). This group appears at several performances each year.  Students may be enrolled in this choir for more than one year and will need to complete an evaluation in order to be considered for ACapella Singers.

In performance, this choir will wear black dress pants, black long sleeve dress shirt, black belt, black socks and black dress shoes.  An orange necktie will be provided by the department.

Tiger Pride Choir

This is a chorus of students ranging from Freshman through Seniors.  The choir is a blend of students enrolled in the Life Skills Program at CLC, as well as students already participating in another choir in our program.  These students come together to share music in a variety of activities and experiences.  These includes, but are not limited to music reading using instruments, vocal technique and pitch matching, vocal part independence and group collaboration.  This group appears at several performances each year and will complete a final video performance project.  Students may be enrolled in this choir for more than one year.

At the concerts, this choir will wear all black.  Shoes should be black with either a black skirt/pants and black top or a black dress.  Add a "splash of color" somewhere in your attire (tie, hair bow, jewelry, belt, etc...).  Please refrain from wearing t-shirts, mid-drift shirts, plunging necklines, yoga pants, denim, gym shoes and flip flops.  We should have a semi-formal conservative attire.

Advanced Treble Choir

This is a chorus of students ranging from Sophomores through Seniors who are advanced sight-readers and singers. This group concentrates on sight reading, ear training and score reading. The choir sings predominantly SSA/SSAA arrangements, and appears at several public performances each school year.  Students may be enrolled in this choir for more than one year and will need to complete an evaluation in order to be considered for A Capella Singers.

For concert attire, this choir will wear choir robes provided by the department.  Students must wear dark dress shoes (small or no heel) and dress clothing under their robes.  Please consider the length of the robe when choosing clothing.  Bright colors should not hang out below the length at the bottom.

The ACapella Singers

This group is composed of students who have demonstrated an understanding and mastery of choral skills introduced in the beginning and advanced choirs. The curriculum includes music theory, vocal pedagogy and technique, and sight-reading. The literature includes a large variety of advanced material. This prestigious group often performs publicly.  Students may be enrolled in this choir for more than one year.  Students must show continued mastery of skill and rehearsal contribution in order to continue singing with the group beyond the first year. 

In performance, this choir will wear rented/purchased performance wear.  Women will wear dresses provided by Formal Fashions, accented with white pearls.  Men will wear tuxedos provided by Gipper Formal in McHenry.  All students will need to provide hosiery and black shoes.

Choral Legacy Students

Students enrolled in either Bass Choir, Advanced Treble Choir or ACapella Singers are encouraged to sing with one of the formative choirs (Bass, Beginning Treble, Tiger Pride Choir) as a student leader in the program.  Student leadership is the greatest contribution to the growth of our department, ensuring the success of our developing groups.  Student volunteers are encouraged to vocally lead groups and sectionals and to make connections with our newest members.  These students are recognized that the end of the year with the Choral Legacy Award.

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