A Capella Choir, Bel Canto Choir, Laker & Treble Choirs, Windjammers
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Lake Oswego High School Choirs is an organization based upon pride, achievement, and unity. The choirs serve the community and perform a wide variety of music, with special focus on each individual musician and his or her musical growth. The department focuses on nurturing young musicians in mind, body, spirit, and voice. ENTER AS INDIVIDUALS. WORK AS A UNIT. LEAVE AS A FAMILY.
Laker Choir is a non-auditioned group for tenors and basses who are new to the choir program. This course emphasizes development of vocal skills, sight singing, musicianship, performance and the fun of singing in an ensemble. This group will perform in all LOHS choir concerts and may join forces with the Treble Choir for concerts. Students may repeat this course for credit.
Treble Choir is a non-auditioned group for first-year treble voices who are new to the choir program. This course emphasizes development of core skills, sight singing, musicianship, performance and the fun of singing in an ensemble. This group will perform in all LOHS choir concerts and may join forces with the Laker Choir for concerts.
A Capella Choir
This advanced choral group is open by audition to students in grades 11 through 12. The choir will perform choral music of all styles and periods. Basics in breath support and general tone production will be reviewed, with emphasis placed on refining the vocal sound and professionalism in a choral performance setting. A Cappella choir will participate in all LOHS choir concerts and in the Three Rivers League Festival each April. This group will participate in the State Choral Championships in May if they qualify. Performance tours to other locales may occur. Course may be repeated for credit. First year tenor/bass singers are allowed to enroll pending an audition; simultaneous enrollment in Laker Choir is required for 9th grade singers.
Bel Canto Choir
This choral group is open by audition to treble singers who already have experience singing in high school choir who are serious about music and want to enjoy the experience of singing and performing with a select treble choir. A wide range of choral literature will be studied and performed. Emphasis will be placed on the continued development of singing skills and musicianship as well as stage presence and professionalism. This choir will perform in all LOHS choir concerts and throughout the metro area during the year. Bel Canto may also participate in Choral Festivals/Contests as available. Course may be repeated for credit. First year singers are allowed to enroll pending an audition; simultaneous enrollment in Treble Choir is required for 9th grade singers.
This choir is a select vocal ensemble. The choir will perform extensively throughout the year in the metro area as well as in all LOHS choir concerts. They will also present an annual Variety Show. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on professionalism and esprit de corps. Auditions for the group are held in the spring. All Windjammers are required to dual enroll in A Cappella choir as they will perform with that group at concerts. Class may be repeated for credit.