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CHOIRS

 

Ages 5-6

         Let’s begin singing!  These are our youngest singers in the Nashville Notes sequence of choirs. They spend time finding their beautiful singing voices, how to feel and create a steady beat, and how to move expressively to recorded masterworks.  Occasionally they play simple percussion instruments and may be accompanied by piano or guitar.  The Cherubs perform in a Christmas and spring concert. 

          All Cherubs Choir students are encouraged to take the corresponding Music Foundations class for a complete music education experience.

                                                                            Please see the Course Catalog for more details.

   Cherubs

 

Ages 7-8

          Let’s keep it going!  Grace Notes is a wonderful place to continue learning about music through group singing.  Students learn good singing habits and develop confidence through exposure to a wide variety of choral literature, singing games and musical styles.  Additionally, they are expanding their aural skills with simple part-singing.  Grace Notes choir performs in a Christmas and spring concert.

          All Grace Notes Choir students are encouraged to take the corresponding Music Foundations class for a complete music education experience.

                                                                                                   Please see the Course Catalog for more details.

Grace Notes

 

 Ages 9-10

          Praise Station students continue building their singing, rhythm and aural skills.  Choral repertoire will incorporate more rounds, partner songs and two-part harmony; we may also include foreign languages.  Students will be introduced to reading choral octavos in class at a very basic level.  Some lyric learning at home will be necessary in preparation for choral presentations.  Praise Station Choir performs in a Christmas and spring concert. 

          All Praise Station Choir students are encouraged to take the corresponding Music Foundations class for a complete music education experience.

                                                                          Please see the Course Catalog for more details.

Praise Station

 
 

Joyful Harmony

Ages 11 and up

Singing 2, 3 and 4-part music, students continue learning and practicing healthy vocal technique and singing posture. Choristers  learn about the changing voice and explore new ways of using their voices as they go through vocal transition. “Movable Do” solfeggio is used in order to build sight-reading skills and there is a strong emphasis on the development of listening skills essential for a high quality ensemble sound. We sing a variety of music styles in English as well as world music selections in other languages.

 

The choir sings all together the first semester, and then divides into 2 choirs the second semester : ages 11-13 and ages 14-19. At this level students are expected to practice at home between rehearsals and choir practice logs are submitted weekly. Daily vocalizing is expected of JH members; each singer’s dedication to regular practice will strengthen individual vocal performance and thus improve the choir’s sound. JH performs at the Christmas and spring choir concerts.

           Please see the Course Catalog for more details.

 

Praise Station

Chamber Singers

 Ages 13 and up

This is a group of veteran choristers who are selected by the choir directors and commit to a more demanding performance schedule and challenging choral repertoire. Membership in this choir also includes participation in Joyful Harmony rehearsals and performances. This advanced group of singers enjoy the experience of 4-, 5-, and 6-part singing, more complex sight-reading, and music theory. At this level a special focus is placed on effectively conveying, musically and emotionally, the message of the music we sing. We continue to improve our listening skills and reinforce healthy vocal technique. Daily vocalizing is expected of CS members; each singer’s dedication to regular practice strengthens individual vocal performance and thus improve the choir’s sound.

 

This ensemble performs a wide variety of choral literature, carefully selected to expose students to varied musical styles, historical periods, foreign languages, and world cultures. In addition to singing in the Winter and Spring Nashville Notes Concerts, the CS has the opportunity to perform and compete at other events such as the Lipscomb Christian High School Choral Festival and MTVA High School Choir Festival.  They will also be performing at Biltmore in Ashland, NC for the 2018 Christmas season.

     Please see the Course Catalog for more details.

 Ages 14 and up

Glory Choir is comprised of experienced singers chosen by audition and committed to an extensive performance schedule and repertoire. This advanced group of singers will enjoy the experience of a cappella and gospel style music. With a focus on aural training, students have ample opportunity to expand their musicianship as they learn pieces by ear and exercise creativity in harmony and vocal technique.  Students are required to bring a recording device to rehearsal each week to record their individual part.  Dedication to practicing daily at home with the recordings they’ve made and listening to links provided by the director, in addition to their JH practice material, make it possible to achieve the mission of this choir – ministering the gospel in song to our community.   Students can expect to focus on building the repertoire the first semester and sharing music at assisted living facilities, local events, and various other opportunities much of the second semester. 

     Please see the Course Catalog for more details.

 

Glory Choir