In Middle School choral music, students learn to use and express themselves with their voices. Vocal technique, in-tune singing and choral singing (unison and 2-part) are skills that are explored. In addition, students can further explore vocal music opportunities by joining Cantatores, Boy Choir, the Class 8 Show Choir, or the annual Middle School musical. Cantatores
is a choral ensemble open to all Middle School girls. Performance opportunities are offered through Chapel services, school-sponsored concerts throughout the year, and other community events. Though the group is a performing ensemble, the students are taught music literacy skills, vocal techniques, sight-reading and understanding of style through the process of preparing choral literature.Cantatores meets from August-February, culminating in the Middle School Pop Show.
The Class 8 Show Choi
r meets from March –May and is open to Class 8 girls only. The choir stages and performs popular music.
The Boy Choir
is a non-auditioned choir made up of boys in the 6th through 9th grades (the only cross-divisional ensemble in the school!). They rehearse two times per rotation in the morning ensemble period (7:30-8:15 a.m.) and perform in four major concerts during the year: The Fall & Spring Choral Concerts, Candlelight, and the MS Pop Show, as well as various LS, MS, and US Chapel services.
The Boy Choir performs a diverse array of literature, from Classical to Pop/Rock to World/Ethnic Music. They combine with Cantatores (the MS girls' choir) to dance and sing in the Pop Show, and perform with the SJS orchestra at the annual Candlelight Service.
To learn about upcoming choral performances, visit our arts calendar