• Greater Latrobe Choral Department
     
    Choral Extravaganza  
     
     
    5th/6th GRADE CHORUS
    All students in the fifth and sixth grades at Baggaley Elementary, Latrobe Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary are encouraged to particpate in the 5th and 6th Grade Chorus in their building. Each ensemble in each building performs an annual holiday concert and spring concert and rehearses within the regular school day. These ensembles focus on the basics of fine choral singing: posture, breathing, diction, embouchure, etc. Please select the choral director and elementary school below for more information:
     
     
     
    7th/8th GRADE CHORUS
    All students in the seventh and eighth grades at Greater Latrobe Junior High School are encouraged to participate in the 7th and 8th Grade Chorus. The choir performs an annual holiday concert and spring concert and all rehearsals are scheduled during the regular school day. This ensemble focuses on the basics of fine choral singing: posture, breathing, diction, embouchure, sight-sining, etc. Please visit Ms. Resslar's website for more information:
     
     
     
    FRESHMEN CHORUS
    9th Grade Students
    All ninth grade students who elect to take Chorus are in Freshmen Chorus. This ensemble will focus on the basics of choral singing; posture, breathing, diction, sight-singing, etc. All music will be sung in three-parts (Soprano, Alto, Baritone) or four-parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). The Freshmen Chorus will perform two concerts a year: the Jr. High Freshmen Holiday Concert (December), and the 9-12 Spring Choral Concert (May). They will combine in concerts with the Senior High Choirs to perform larger choral works. Please visit Ms. Wolfgang's website for more information:
     
     
     
    CHAMBER CHOIR
    9-12 Students - By Audition
    Members of the Chamber Choir must complete a rigorous audition process, including individual singing, sight-singing, scale singing, tonal memory, etc.  Students must of course exhibit a high level of musicianship but also must have a strong sense of discipline, character, leadership, and enthusiasm for representing Greater Latrobe and performing quality music. Auditions for Chamber Choir are held during January/February of the year prior and is open to students in grades 10 through 12. The Chamber Choir will perform a very diverse and eclectic mix of music, from Renaissance music to ethnic international music to jazz music. All Chamber Choir members also sing with the Concert Choir in concert and perform three scheduled concerts a year: the Holiday Concert (December), Classics Concert (March), and Spring Concert (May). Please visit Ms. Surden's website for more information:
     
     
    WOMEN'S CHOIR
    9-12
    Women's Choir is a non-auditioned choral ensemble for the girls involved in the Greater Latrobe Senior High School choral program.  The choir will build on the concepts taught in Freshmen Chorus, including: embouchure, diction, blend, balance, rhythm, sight-singing, music theory, etc. Repertoire will be chosen to meet the goals of the National Association for Music Education and will be chosen to serve both a musical purpose and to provide an opportunity for understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts. Students will sing in two-parts, three-parts, and/or four-parts. 
     
     
     
     
    CONCERT CHOIR
    9-12 Students - All Choir Members
    Concert Choir is an ensemble open to all Greater Latrobe Senior High School students in grades 9 through 12. There are no auditions for participation in this ensemble. Students are encouraged to take Concert Choir every day, but if their schedule does not permit, Concert Choir can be taken every other day. The ensemble will emphasize sight-singing and the basics of fine, artistic choral singing. The Concert Choir will perform larger choral works, most often in four-parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). Members of the Chamber Choir also sing in Concert Choir. The Concert Choir will perform three concerts a year: the Holiday Concert (December), Classics Concert (March), and Spring Concert (May). Please visit Ms. Surden's website for more information: