Bishop Gorman Choirs

Welcome to the Bishop Gorman Choral program.  We now offer the Crusader Choir (9th-12th grades), our Show/Jazz/Glee/Madrigal Honor Ensemble (9th-12th grades), Mixed Chorus (7th & 8th grades), 6th Grade Choir and Music Ministry.

The Crusader Choir is our most advanced choir and is comproised exclusively of high school students. The Choir performs in Fall, Christmas and Spring Concerts, for Baccalaureate Mass and at area churches and organizations such as Hospice and the Rotary Club. In addition to advancing individually in their vocal skill, choristers are educated in sight-reading, music history, fine points of differing musical styles, leadership, community, creativity and service! Our Crusaders are given numerous opportunities to compete and perform individually and in groups.

The Mixed Chorus is our middle school choir conisiting of 7th and 8th graders. Here we have great fun while discovering just what parts of our body we really are using to sing and laying a solid foundation for excellence in vocal production. The Mixed Chorus performs at the Fall, Christmas and Spring concerts, 8th grade Commencment Mass, community and church events and competes in the TPSMEA Solo & Ensemble and Concert Choir contests.

Sixth graders begin the Fall Semester with a six week rotation of FAX:  Fine Arts Exploratory Art, Band, and Choir. In December, students choose which of the Fine Arts they will participate in for the rest of the year.  Fine Arts instructors encourage students to stay with their selected class at least throughout Middle School in order to develop solid skills upon which to build in High School.

The Beginning Choir starts each January, learning to use their voices correctly, to develop a stronger sense of pitch, to learn essential music-reading techniquesand Solfege, and to sing choral literature more challenging that that of elementary school.  They will participate with the Middle School Chorus in Solo & Ensemble contest and enter the TPSMEA Concert Choir competition March.  Sixth grade Choir will also perform in the Spring Concert.

Choir Links

natf.org Maintain good vocal health
web.ku.edu Cool hand signs!
classicsforkids.com Solfege hand signs
ibreathemusic.com All about solfege
ossmann.com Ear training for intervals
rythmbee.com Learn to count accurately
musictheory.com Beginning music theory
musicreading.com Develop your music reading skills
library.thinkquest.org     Continuing music theory
8notes.com Basic music reading lessons and free sheet music
freessheetmusic.net More free sheet music
nats.org National Association of Teachers of Singing
zzsounds.com Links to music education materials
tmea.org Texas Music Educators Association
tpsmea.org Texas Private School Music Educators Association
tapps.net Texas Association of Private Parochial Schools
   
 iPhone Apps  
 Music Theory Pro  Application for learning music and sharpening skills

 

Suzanne Liles

Choir Director
Phone: 903-579-9416
Extension: 416

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