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Hersey Choirs

Treble Choir
The enrollment in this choir includes freshmen/sophomore girls.  This is the only choir in which freshmen girls may enroll.  The curriculum is based on singing two-four part music including classical, Broadway/pop, folk, etc.  The curriculum includes music theory as well as instruction in vocal technique and sight singing.    Students will be voice tested as well as receive written tests on music theory.

Concert Choir
This choir includes female (sophomore - seniors) and male (freshmen - seniors) voices .   This is the only choir in which freshmen boys may enroll.  The curriculum includes four+ part music including classical, folk, broadway/pop, with the main emphasis on classical literature.  Music theory is included in the curriculum as well as vocal technique and sight singing.  Students will be voice tested as well as receive written tests on music theory.

Women's Chorale
This all female ensemble includes sophomore - seniors girls,  Placement in this choir is by audition (in the spring).  The curriculum includes ambitious four - six part choral repertoire composed for women only.   Advanced music theory, vocal technique and sight singing will be included in the curriculum.  Vocal and written tests will be given.  This choir may attend the District 214 Music Festival (at the discretion of the District) and have the opportunity to participate in the District VII IMEA Auditions.

Chamber Singers
This mixed ensemble includes sophomore - senior  members.  This is an auditioned group (spring auditions).  The curriculum includes the most ambitious music in terms of part singing as well as choral repertoire which covers all genres.  Advanced music theory, vocal technique and sight singing will be included in the curriculum with testing in these areas.   This choir will attend the District 214 Music Festival and are required to participate in the District VII IMEA Auditions.  Students are required to participate in the Classical Workshop.    Students are required to take private voice instruction.

Charles Dickens Carolers

This mixed acappella group which focuses on holiday music is made up of the students who are in Chamber Singers.  They will rehearse during the school day during the fall semester only.  The singers are costumed in Charles Dickens period authentic costumes and perform extensively throughout the community during the holiday season.

OnStage
This group is our competitive mixed showchoir and is auditioned in the Spring.  Showchoirs both sing and dance.    Enrollment is open to sophomore - senior girls and freshmen - senior boys.  Students meet for rehearsals generally outside the school day on one evening per week during the fall semester and two evenings per week from January through March.  Competition season runs from January through March.  During this time, the group will attend a variety of showchoir competitions on designated weekends.  There may be additional time commitments asked of the students at the discretion of the director.   This is a 9th period class assignment and as such, students receive a grade based on attendance and participation.

Ladies First
This all-female showchoir includes freshmen - seniors and is auditioned in the spring.  This
showchoir is directed by Andrew Sickel.   See OnStage description for explanation of curriculum, competition, rehearsals, etc.

Commercial Break
All male acappella ensemble which is auditioned in the spring.  They rehearse one/two evening(s) per week.  Currently, not a competitive group, this group will perform at school and community events.  This group is directed by Andrew Sickel.


Heart and Soul
In its fourth year, this all female acappella ensemble is auditioned in the spring.  They rehearse one/two evening(s) per week.   Currently, not a competitive group, this group will perform at school and community events.   The group is directed by Ms. Michael.     

Pulse
In its second year, this all female acappella ensemble is open to freshmen thru seniors and is auditioned in the fall.    They rehearse after school one day per week.  The group is directed by Andrew Sickel.

Heartbreak
Mixed acappella ensemble (combines Heart & Soul & Commerical Break).  Directed by
Sara Michael and Andrew Sickel.

Director :
Sara Michael

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Hersey Choirs

WHAT'S HAPPENING

August
Welcome Back!

October
Fallapalooza
(Fall Concert)

Homecoming
Happy Hersey Halloween

November
Fall Gala
(Fashion Show) IMEA

December
Holiday Concerts

January
IL Theater Festival
IMEA  All State

March
Chicagoland Showcase
D214 Honors Fest
Winter Concert

April
Musical

May
Banquet
Spring Concert

June
End of school