Choral Music

Course Descriptions

Choral Music 10

(5 credits)

Co-requisite: Women’s Choir 15; Men: Concert Choir 15

Choral Music 10 takes place during the regular timetable and is mandatory for all students new to the Choral program at William Aberhart. Choral Music 10 students must also register for Women’s Choir 15 (women only) OR Concert Choir 15 (men only). Band students who cannot accommodate Choral Music 10 within the timetable will be registered in a 3 credit Choral Music 10 class which is a mixture of online coursework through D2L and tutorial rehearsals instead of the regular 5 credit course. The Choral Music program provides students with the opportunity to develop as musicians through singing. A large range of musical ability and experience can be accommodated. The Choral 10 program focuses on vocal technique, sight-reading, ear-training, history and theory. Students have the opportunity to sing music from a variety of genres.

Women's Choir 15

(3 credits)

Co-requisite: Choral Music 10

All women who are new to the choral program at William Aberhart will need to register for Women’s Choir 15, in addition to Choral Music 10 (see above). The Women’s Choir will rehearse every afternoon school from 3:50 -5:45 pm once per week. Students will learn a variety of choral literature and will have the opportunity to perform at a number of concerts throughout the year.

Concert Choir 15 

(5 credits)

Co-requisite: Choral Music 10

All men who are new to the choral program at William Aberhart will need to register for Concert Choir 15, in addition to Choral Music 10 (see above). The Concert Choir rehearses will rehearse twice per week once before school and once after school. (Mornings from 7:15 am- 8:25 am or afternoon from 3:50-5:45 pm. Students learn a variety of mixed choral literature and have the opportunity to perform at a number of concerts throughout the year.

Choral Music 20/30 

(5 credits each)

Co-requisite: Concert Choir 25/35

Choral Music 20/30 takes place during the regular timetable and is mandatory for all students registered in Concert Choir 25/35. Band students who cannot accommodate this class within the timetable will be registered in a 3 credit Choral Music 20/30 class which is a mixture of online coursework through D2L and tutorial rehearsals, instead of the regular 5 credit course. The Choral Music program provides students with the opportunity to develop as musicians through singing. A large range of musical ability and experience can be accommodated. The Choral 20/30 program focuses on vocal technique, sight-reading, ear-training, history and theory. Students have the opportunity to sing music from a variety of genres.

Concert Choir 25/35 

(5 credits each) 

Co-requisite: Choral Music 20/30

Students who have successfully completed Concert Choir 15 or Women’s Choir 15 will register for Concert Choir 25/35, in addition to Choral Music 20/30 (see above). The Concert Choir currently rehearses one morning and one after school. (Mornings from 7:15am- 8:25 am or afternoon from 3:50-5:45 pm). Students learn a variety of mixed choral literature and have the opportunity to perform at a number of concerts throughout the year.

Choral Ensemble 15/25/35 

(5 Credits each) 

Co-requisite: Choir 15/25/35 Audition is necessary

This performance ensemble is comprised of choir students who are selected through an audition process. The ensemble performs a variety of repertoire including both jazz and chamber music at concerts and festivals as an extension of the Choral Music program. Rehearsals currently take place every Monday afternoon from 3:50-5:45 pm and Thursday morning from 7:15-8:25 am. Students will be automatically registered if they qualify.

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