Every student in the Totino-Grace choir program receives small group lessons throughout the school year, allowing instructors to ensure musical progress while providing a personal connection. This is a key asset to the strength of the program.
The Vocal Music Department hosts four concerts throughout the year which feature a variety of music from classical to pop. There is something for everyone!
Each year, the choirs perform a major choral masterpiece accompanied by professional instrumentalists.
Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Company of Singers Show Choir have been featured ensembles at state, regional and national levels. Company of Singers have been nationally ranked for over a decade, winning the title in 2010.
For over 25 years Totino-Grace students have participated in MN All-State Choirs, an auditioned and highly select ensemble from vocal students throughout the state.
At the State Solo and Ensemble Contest, Chamber Singers have received a Superior Rating for 25 consecutive years. Individual performers have received numerous Excellent and Superior ratings including many "Best-At-Site" awards.
The choirs have performed in such esteemed venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and locations internationally in Poland, Costa Rica, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Portugal.
Vocal directors are frequent adjudicators, clinicians, and working professionals in the field at locations nationally.
Through active participation in both classroom study and group ensembles, Totino-Grace students have the opportunity to learn and grow as vocalists. Our curricular offerings include Chorale and Concert Choir, as well as an honors level Concert Choir, and the department features a number of co-curricular opportunities for performance and competition.
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.
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 can be found in the music section on the academic departments webpage.