The Concert Choir at St. Francis focuses on the performing beginning-intermediate level literature from selected eras and styles of music. Training in interpretation, rehearsal, vocal, and performance techniques will be emphasized. In addition, the students will learn relevant music theory and history of the music performed. The required rehearsals, performances, and competitions are scheduled by the director. This yearlong class fulfills the UC requirement for Fine Arts. The course may be repeated for additional credit. UC A-G approved – f Visual & Performing Arts.
The chamber singers at St. Francis focus on performing intermediate and advanced level literature from selected eras of music. Training in interpretation, rehearsal techniques and performance will be emphasized. In addition, students will learn relevant theory and history of the music performed. Required rehearsals, performances, and competitions are scheduled by the director. This performance group represents St. Francis and the diocese in the community of Sacramento as the primary singing ensemble with many scheduled events. The course may be repeated for additional credit. UC A-G approved – f Visual & Performing Arts.
Prerequisite: Audition and teacher recommendation. Student must have the ability to sing at an intermediate level; one to two years experience or equivalent private instruction.
This is an advanced level ensemble performing as the music representatives of St. Francis in many school events and venues. The Chamber Orchestra will train in the interpretation and the period style of many musical eras. In addition to the techniques of rehearsal and performance, the student will be graded on the ability to perform as a contributing, cooperative member, responsibly improving the level of the ensemble in every aspect. The director schedules required performances and competitions.The students will continue to study music theory with an emphasis in sight singing, ear training and basic written theory. UC A-G approved – f Visual & Performing Arts.
Prerequisite: Audition only. Chamber Orchestra is limited to 25 members.
Students enrolled in this one semester guided independent study class work through their particular medium as a soloist and/or member of an ensemble. The one-to-one instructional format requires that the student arrange to meet with the instructor at the regularly scheduled block time (some exceptional conflict situations MIGHT allow instruction at another mutually agreeable regularly timed meeting). Students are instructed in standard literature, performance technique, and stylistic interpretation. In addition, students learn the history of the music performed and the relevant theory. Class members are expected to contribute to St.Francis and the community-at-large through participation in Liturgies, musicals and other venues. Students are required to attend rehearsals, performance concerts, and competitions. This course does not meet the UC Fine Arts requirement. The course may be repeated for additional credit.
Prerequisite: Audition and/or teacher recommendation. Student must have the ability to perform vocal musical at an intermediate-advance level with three to four years’ experience of participation in a group or private lessons. This course is taken concurrently with a choral or an orchestra class.
Show Choir is an advanced choral and dance group which is open to all students 9-12 by audition only. Students will perform intermediate and advanced level popular and musical theater repertoire. Training on interpretation, vocal and dance techniques and performance will be emphasized. Required rehearsals, performances, and competitions are scheduled by the director. The course may be repeated for additional credit.
Prerequisites: Audition and teacher recommendation. Student must have the ability to sing and dance at an intermediate level; one to two years experience or equivalent private instruction.
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