WELCOME TO CHORAL
The Choral Department offers many performance opportunities for students at BBCHS. Numerous ensembles (co-curricular and extra-curricular) are offered within the program to create a comprehensive choral music experience.
Concert Choir (Bella Cora)
Concert Choir is designed for 9th grade men and 10th-12th grade women who are new to singing (No choir classes from 7th Grade on.) The Concert Choir is a music class that provides students with an introduction to high school choir, including ensemble construction and performance of various styles of choral literature, as well as beginning vocal technique, general music theory, and history. Concert and contest attendance is mandatory.
Chorale (Bella Voce)
Chorale is designed for 10th-12th grade women with previous choral experience. Chorale is a music class that provides students with a higher level of study in performance of various styles of women's choral literature, ensemble instruction, vocal technique, general music theory and history. Concert and contest attendance is mandatory.
Chamber Choir (Cantemus)
Chamber Choir is a music class that provides students with an advanced level of ensemble instruction and performance of various styles of mens', womens', and mixed choral literature. Additional instruction will include advanced vocal technique, general music theory and history.
The men of the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will make up the Mens' Choir. They will rehearse on designated days during their choir period and in sectional. This choir will study various types of 3 & 4 part literature written specifically for male voices. This group will perform regularly on concerts throughout the year.
This is an additional womens' choir, which is formed within the Chamber Choir. This group will rehearse on designated days during the Chamber Choir hour. This choir will focus on advanced 3 & 4 part womens' choir literature, as well as vocal technique and listening skills.
Vocal Point Jazz Choir
Jazz Choir is a small ensemble of singers studying and performing the vocal jazz idiom. Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00 AM. Various performance opportunities occur both in school and throughout the community. Auditions are held in May for the following school year. An attendance agreement is required.
Shades of Red National Anthem Ensemble
The National Anthem Ensemble is a small group of singers that are auditioned from the Chamber Choir that performs the anthem for girls' home volleyball and basketball games, a few boys' basketball games, as well as an occasional game for other sports in the school (badminton, swimming, special games, etc.)
- 2018-2019 Choral Department Calendar
- 2018-2019 Music Department Calendar
- ILMEA All State/District Choral Music
- ILMEA Jazz Division Website
- Join BBCHS Choirs Remind Group
- Join BBCHS Choirs Facebook Group (Must be a member of Facebook to join)
- Cheryl King (Choral Director)
- Chris Lord (Department Accompanist / Choral Assistant / Guitar & Ukulele Instructor)