The HLR Choir Department consists of three curricular choirs (Concert Choir, Honors Chorale, and Honors Concert Choir) that meet during the school day and an extracurricular A Cappella Ensembles called Gold Nation.
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Membership in choir is open to all students and no experience is necessary to join. All you have to have is a love for music and singing! Students will have the opportunity to sing a variety of styles of music, develop their individual voices, and learn how to read music. All students in choir perform at concerts at Richards throughout the year.
Honors Concert Choir (Period 2): Honors Choir is a honors-level course that focuses on singing 4-part mixed music (SATB). Students will be required to complete 4 activities in the honor’s packet per semester. Membership in the Honors Concert Choir is by audition only. This is an ensemble dedicated to singing more challenging music than the repertoire for Concert Choir. Musicianship skills at an appropriate level will be required for this type of ensemble. Vocal balance and blend will have a high priority in the composition of this ensemble. Honors Concert Choir will present formal concerts, perform for local organizations, and participate in festivals and state music contests.
Concert Choir (Period 3): This choir consists of students with some singing experience as well as new students. Students learn about the basics of singing and build their technique so that they can improve their voice and become confident in singing. Concert choir prepares music that is at the beginning to intermediate-level. Students will learn to sing music in a variety of styles that are in two to four parts. Students will develop their singing ability and musicianship skills as well as begin developing their skills in sight-reading and music theory. Concert Choir will perform at the four formal concerts at HLR in October, December, March, and May.
Honors Chorale (Period 8): Honors Chorale is a honors-level course that sings music in the treble range. Students will be required to complete 2 activities in the honor’s packet per semester. Membership in Honors Chorale is by audition only. This is an ensemble dedicated to singing more challenging three to four part music. Musicianship skills at an appropriate level will be required for this type of ensemble. Vocal balance and blend will have a high priority in the composition of this ensemble. Honors Chorale will present formal concerts, perform for local organizations, and participate in festivals and state music contests.
Voice Lessons: Students can sign-up for a weekly private voice lesson with our voice studio instructor Kathleen Madden. Students will take the lesson during half of their choir or lunch period once a week. See Mr. Hammann for more information.
HLR Choir Dept. Musical
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Gold Nation A Cappella
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(Click links on PDF to hear our choirs and listen to student testimonials)