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, to move expressively to recorded masterworks. Occasionally they will play simple percussion instruments and may be accompanied by piano, guitar, Autoharp, or dulcimer.

 

The Cherubs perform in the Christmas and Spring concerts. They also make periodic field trips to share their musical gifts with residents at local retirement homes.   All Cherubs Choir students are encouraged to take the corresponding Music Foundations class for a complete music education experience.  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. Children will learn to properly develop their own beautiful singing voices, and use them while playing musical games and singing a variety of different songs. 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

Let’s step it up a little! Students will venture into part singing, learning to blend their voices together in beautiful harmonies. Singing songs of different genres, we’ll continue to work on vocal development, further our expressive  sensitivity to music and improve our performance practices. Students will learn how to use choral octavos, how to mark their parts, and will be responsible for choir materials such as music binder, pencil, etc. This ensemble will also include integrated music theory. 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

 

Ages 11 and up

No homework, just sing for fun! In Tuesday Choir, we come, we sing, we have fun! There is no outside work/homework required. This choir is a great option for musicians who, for whatever reason, need an opportunity to use their “unique, one of a kind, Creator-designed” instrument to make music together each week without the commitment of extra practice time. We discover music from different cultures and time periods as well as explore part singing. Although we mainly use the numbers scale, we also use moveable solfege to explore notes when we are learning new melodies. Most of the music we sing, we learn by ear/rote just as music was learned long ago by singing around a campfire.

Tuesday Choir

 

Praise Station

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 in various groups - all together, divided into middle school and high school groups, as well as men’s and women’s groups depending on the repertoire/season. 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 and has enjoyed being a part of Rally Day for the last few years.

     Please see the Course Catalog for more details.

Joyful Harmony

 

 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.

Chamber Singers

 
 

Glory Choir

 Ages 13 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 devise 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.

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