Barrington High School Choir Program


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  • Choir Program Overview

    The choral program at Barrington High School is one that values excellence in the performance of quality choral repertoire, development of musicianship and music literacy, and the social-emotional wellbeing of all students. 

    The multi-faceted music programs at Barrington High School include concert, jazz and marching bands, the gamut of large choirs and small ensembles, symphony orchestra, and string orchestra.  Combined they perform well over 150 school, community and off-campus performances each year.  In addition, course offerings include Blues and Beyond, AP Music Theory, Music Appreciation, and Electronic Music Composition.  All disciplines participate in the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) District 7 and All-State activities, solo and ensemble competition and off - campus in-state and out-of-state tours.  Recent choral tour destinations include Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, New York City, NY, California, London, England, and Washington, DC.

    The choral department includes opportunities for students to engage in a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities. The curricular program involves five separate performing ensembles, featuring both treble, bass, and mixed ensembles. Students also have opportunities to engage with the freshman Spotlight production, musical, madrigal program, or five a cappella groups. 

    Gracenotes Choir

    Freshman Grace Notes Choir is a beginning class for students interested in learning how to sing, read music, and become part of the BHS choral

    program. Students in this ensemble sing in the soprano and alto registers.  Fundamental singing techniques and musicianship will be emphasized

    through a wide variety of choral literature. This choir will perform 3 or 4 mandatory concerts (fall, holiday, mid winter, and spring) each year

    as well as various other opportunities to perform. Performance in the evening concerts are mandatory. Fee is $15 per year.

     


    Choraliers Choir

    Choraliers Choir is a class for students who sing in the tenor and bass registers. Fundamental singing techniques and musicianship will be

    emphasized through a wide variety of choral literature. This choir will perform 3 or 4 mandatory concerts (fall, holiday, mid winter, and spring)

    each year as well as various other opportunities to perform. Performance in the evening concerts are mandatory. Fee is $15 per year.


    Intermezzo Choir

    Intermezzo Choir is an intermediate ensemble for students interested in developing advanced choir skills and deepening their understanding of singing and reading music.

    Intermediate singing techniques and musicianship will be emphasized through a wide variety of choral literature.

    This choir will perform 3 or 4 mandatory concerts (fall, holiday, mid winter, and spring) each year as well as various other opportunities to perform.

    Performance in the evening concerts is mandatory. Fee is $15 per year.


    Bella Voce Choir

    Bella Voce is an advanced treble ensemble. Placement in this ensemble is by audition. Advanced singing techniques and musicianship will be

    emphasized through a wide variety of choral literature. This choir will perform 3 or 4 mandatory concerts (fall, holiday, mid winter, and spring)

    each year as well as various other opportunities to perform. Performance in the evening concerts are mandatory. Fee is $15 per year.


    Chamber Choir

    Chamber Choir is an advanced mixed ensemble including soprano, alto, tenor, and bass registers. Placement in this ensemble is by audition.

    Advanced singing techniques and musicianship will be emphasized through a wide variety of choral literature. This choir will perform 3 or

    4 mandatory concerts (fall, holiday, mid winter, and spring) each year as well as various other opportunities to perform. Performance in the

    evening concerts are mandatory. Fee is $15 per year.

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  • 2021-2022 Choral Events

    September 28, 2021
    Fall Concert

    December 9, 2021
    Holiday Choir Concert

    December 12, 2021
    Madrigal Banquet

    January 14, 2022
    ChoirFest 220 (8th Grade & H.S. Festival)

    March 5, 2022

    Solo & Ensemble Festival

    March 15, 2022
    Spring Choir Concert

    May 10, 2020
    Spring Choir Concert