Vocal Music

Through active participation in both classroom study and group ensembles, Totino-Grace students have the opportunity to learn and grow as vocalists. Our currucular offerings include Chorale and Concert Choir and the department features a number of co-curricular opportunities for performance and competition. 

Chorale
This is a non-auditioned curricular choir made up of freshmen and sophomores. The students in this class will learn music (in three and four parts) to be performed at the four major choral concerts. In addition, they learn how to sight-read music, count rhythms, learn intervals by ear, and other basic music theory.

Concert Choir
This is the top curricular choir, made up of juniors and seniors.  They perform at the four major choral concerts in addition to a few other performances (i.e. the North Suburban Choral Festival, Graduation, as well as often leading music ministry at the school masses).

Honors Concert Choir
This group rehearses and performs with Concert Choir but is comprised of senior students who wish to have more advanced studies in music (including theory, history, critical listening, advocacy, and other varying topics).

Additional information regarding vocal coursework can be found under the Academic Music section of the website.

Click HERE to visit the Vocal Music Google page for Peace Coffee Fundraiser news, rehearsal details, concert ticket information, and more.

 

Vocal Music Ensemble Groups

 

This award winning show choir is made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors selected through an audition and interview process. The show choir combines singing and dancing in a 20-minute set that will be performed in competition. Company of Singers rehearses Mondays and Thursdays from 6-9pm in addition to a couple extensive choreography weekends. It is a full year commitment, as rehearsals begin in August and the performance season continues throughout the year (the competition season generally runs Jan-April). Students in “Company” must be a member of one of the curricular music ensembles (instrumental or vocal).
This award winning show choir made up of all grades (including freshmen) is also selected through an audition process. Like Company of Singers, this group prepares a 20-minute set of singing and dancing to be performed in competition. Unlike “Company”, however, this group doesn’t require as much of a time commitment - rehearsing just once a week (with a couple extra choreography rehearsals). The season is similar to that of “Company” only starting a bit later with auditions in the fall. Involvement in one of the curricular music ensembles, although not mandatory, is strongly encouraged and definitely increases one’s chances of being selected for the group.
This is a non-auditioned men’s show choir made up of all grade levels. They prepare a set of singing and dancing to be performed at one competition as well as a few school concerts and functions. It requires quite minimal time commitment and involvement in other activities at the same time is common. They rehearse once a week and the season begins mid-fall and continues through the spring.
A group of junior and senior men and women selected through audition from the Concert Choir, this ensemble performs at the choral concerts and performs music that is more challenging or more appropriate for a smaller ensemble. They generally rehearse once a week - occasionally more often before the concerts.
A group similar to Chamber Singers but for freshmen and sophomores.
This ensemble is made up of any men who would like to sing - including choir members from Concert Choir, Mixed Choir, faculty members, dad’s, grandpa’s, alumni and non-choir students. They rehearse Wednesday mornings before school.
Members of the choirs are often asked to help lead worship at school masses and prayer services. We also provide the opportunity for individuals to cantor.
There are four theatrical productions throughout the school year for which any students may audition: a fall musical, Coffeehouse in January (often a one-act play paired with selections from a particular musical), a non-musical in March (alternating drama and comedy), and a spring children’s musical which is performed for local elementary kids who are bussed to T-G for the performances.

Contact:

Mr. Terry Voss
763-586-6312
terry.voss@totinograce.org

Mrs. Suzanne Reyburn 
763-586-6313
suzanne.reyburn@totinograce.org

2017-2018 Choral Concert Dates:

October 15, 7:00 p.m.

Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of M    

Fall Concert

December 18, 7:00 p.m.

Bethel University

Christmas Concert

February 27, 7:00 p.m.

Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of M

Midwinter Concert 

March 10-17

 

Tour of Portugal

May 18, 7:00 p.m.

Totino-Grace

Pops Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE for Ted Mann Concert Hall tickets.
Click HERE for Benson Great Hall tickets.

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