• Advisor: Mr. Pomietlarz
      The “Concert Chorale” is the culminating ensemble of the Amherst High School vocal music department.  Rehearsing 2nd period each day, “Chorale” is an elective, auditioned choir open to 10th – 12th graders.  Expectations for performance are high, and singers are expected to develop their music literacy, vocal technique, musicianship, and listening skills.
      The group sings a wide variety of music literature from the classical idiom to that of jazz, pop, and world music.  The Concert Chorale has trice toured to New York City, having performed both in New York and on Long Island.  In 2009, the Chorale commissioned a new work by NYC based composer, Chris Mueller as part of its NYC tour.  Other highlights include a full performance of Mozart’s Requiem with professional soloists and the Amherst High School Symphony Orchestra.

    • Students attend weekly rotating vocal lessons to reinforce sight-reading skills, vocal technique and style, and solo and small ensemble singing, but much of the focus is on solo literature where students have the ability to prepare auditions for regional honors choirs, including the ECMEA All-County Festival held at UB, the NYSSMA Zone I Area All-State Festival held at SUNY Fredonia, and the NYSSMA All-State Festival held in Rochester.