Prerequisite: Audition (prior membership in Concert Choir or equivalent)
Satisfies graduation requirement in Fine Arts
Chorale is an auditioned SATB mixed-voice choral ensemble open to selected students, grades 10-12. Chorale is the culminating vocal ensemble of the Amherst Central School District and performs music at a NYSMMA Level V-VI (out of VI) difficulty level. Emphasis includes the development of advanced vocal technique, listening skills, music literacy, ensemble, and performance skills. Required rotation lessons reinforce small group and personal musical independence, sight-reading skills, vocal technique, and solo singing. Chorale performs a variety of selections from the choral repertoire at several concerts throughout the year. The group has earned “Gold with Distinction” awards at NYSSMA evaluation festivals, has sung with the Buffalo Philharmonic, and has toured to Florida and New York City in the past. Attendance at concerts is required. Participation in Varsity Singers, Sweet Sixteen, and the Operetta is by audition only and encouraged.