Vocal Music Opportunities
Concert Choir is an all-comer’s choir, open to any student, but comprised mainly of less-experienced singers. Concert Choir participates in three school concerts every year: Winter Choral Concert, Irish Cultural Festival and Spring Choral Concert. In addition to learning choral technique, members also study music theory, music history, musical theatre, and Irish culture and history.
The Varsity Choir
Varsity Choir is an auditioned mixed choir primarily for upperclassmen. In addition to four annual school-related concerts, Varsity Choir has some amazing opportunities to experience choral music outside the classroom. Members of the choir have traveled to Ireland four times (with the highlight of the trip being singing in St. Patrick’s Cathedral), competed in a Heritage Music Festival in Washington, D.C. (where we received the First Place Gold Award), and worked with world-renowned composer Eric Whitacre at a workshop at OSU. Auditions for Varsity Choir take place in mid- to late-May.
Dubs is the top choral ensemble at Sheldon, and performs primarily in the vocal jazz idiom. Members are chosen by audition in the spring after they have attained membership in Varsity Choir, and are expected to be concurrently enrolled in that choir. Dubs perform extensively in the community, especially in December and March, and compete in at least one jazz festival every year. In April 2010, Dubs competed in a Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, CA, where they received the First Place Gold Award for Vocal Jazz. They also auditioned for and earned the opportunity to perform at Disneyland. In April of 2011 they will again compete in the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, where they received Second Place for Vocal Jazz in 2009.
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