Holiday Performances just around the corner

The concert schedule for November and December is as follows:

November 30    The Grotto
Concert Choir and Choralation perform at 8 pm at the Grotto. Call time to the choir room is 4 pm for warm-up. 5 pm bus departure from THS. Home by 10 pm.

December 2       Summerfield Holiday Party
Choralation sings for the Summerfield Retirement Holiday Party. Call time at Summerfield is 5:30 pm.

December 5       Sunset Seniors Gala
Concert Choir and Choralation perform at 7 pm at Sunset Presbyterian Church Seniors Dinner Gala. Call time to the choir room is 5 pm for warm-up. 5:30 pm bus departure from THS. Home by 9 pm.

December 6       Christmas for Kids Charity Event
Choralation sings at the Hollywood Fred Meyer for the Christmas for Kids Charity from 10-Noon.

December 12 and 14        Home for the Holidays Alumni Concerts
ALL CHOIRS perform both Tuesday and Thursday concerts at 7 pm in Deb Fennell Auditorium.  Call time is 6 pm, dressed and pressed in the auditorium.  Concert Choir alums are invited to join Concert Choir on stage to sing “Go, Tell it on the Mountain” and join in the singing of the Kelly Carlisle arrangement of “Silent Night”.

Choirs are stunning at Fall Concert!

Congratulations to all of the choirs for a job well done last night. Successful singing, awesome sight singing, great stage discipline! Excellent solos from Arianna North and Abby Soderquist! All in front of a capacity crowd!!! And Pass the Hat netted $1,387!!! Thank you THS Choir family for your generosity! And great to see alums, Libby Kerns, Teki Kinikini, Alex Lopez, Son Nguyen, Derek Neese, and Delon Klotz!

Thank you for the flowers, Dasha and Emily! Proud of all of you, and this is only the first concert! Love my Tigard Choirs!

Mr. H

Fall Choir Concert October 12th 7 pm, Outfits, Reserved Seating and Program Support Update!

We are off to a marvelous start this year! All the choirs are working hard and doing great work.

We will be presenting our first concert of the year on Thursday, October 12th at 7 pm. Call Time for the students is 6 pm. They need to be dressed and pressed and IN Deb Fennell Auditorium at 6 pm.

Outfit Requirements:

Cantus Members: Provide your own Black Dress Pants, Black Dress Shoes and Black Socks. Black Shirt and Tie provided.
Cantaré Members: Black leggings, Black socks/nylons, Simple Black closed toe dress shoes with no more than 2 inch heel or flats. Robe provided.
Camerata Members: Black leggings, Black socks/nylons, Simple Black closed toe dress shoes with no more than 2 inch heel or flats. Robe provided.
Concert Choir Members: Black Dress Pants, Black Dress Shoes and Black Socks. Robe provided.
Choralation Members: Black Shoes, Black socks/nylons. Formal Wear Provided.

Program Support: Reserved Seating

We would like to offer you the opportunity to reserve seats for $10 each so you can get the best seats in the house!  With as many students as we have in choir, this is a for sure way to get a seat!  There were many times we were standing room only last year!  So reserve a seat and avoid the rush.

Contact Marie Johnson at marie.a.johnson@gmail.com to reserve your seat.  Payment is due that evening.  Thank you and Happy Fall!

Program Support: Pass the Hat

Our tradition is to pass the hat at the concert to support the choir program. We will be doing this again this year and thank you in advance for your generous support. You will see at the Fall Concert the fruit of your contributions from last year as Camerata takes the stage in their brand new robes. We will be looking to work on the same project for Cantaré for the coming year. Contributions also help purchase music and pay for our wonderful accompanist! Thanks you!

Program Support: The Power of 3 Campaign

As a parent, I despise fundraising. I never want the product and I don’t like giving half of my money away to some company in New Jersey. I want 100% of my money supporting my kids. That is what this campaign will do.

We are initiating a fundraising campaign to help us with annual operational expenses and capitol purchases. Operational expenses include: Transportation costs ($-0-), Dry Cleaning and Apparel ($3,131), Accompanist fees ($1,500), Piano tuning ($660) and clinician workshops ($1,500). Capitol Purchases include: Cantaré Robes ($7,500), djembe drums ($1,200) and Concert Choir stoles ($4,680). Our goal is $20,680.

We will be inviting choir families to find 3 people/businesses to give a 100% tax deductible contribution of any amount to support the choir program in meeting our needs.

$20+ (Friend)
$50+ (Contributing Member)
$100+ (Supporting Member)
$250+ (Sustaining Member)
$500+ (Bronze Benefactor)
$1000+ (Silver Benefactor)
$2,500+ (Gold Benefactor)
$5,000+ (Platinum Benefactor)

Donor names are published annually in a Power of 3 Honor Roll in our May Spring Concert program. Giving to the choir program helps promote the choir program as a whole, and does not buy or curry favor for any one individual.

We look forward to an outstanding year for the members of the Tigard High School Choir Program. See you at the concerts!

Best regards,

Mr. Robert Hawthorne
Choir Director

Status Report on Auditions

Looking forward to the start of school and seeing returning members of all choirs! And looking forward to meeting our many new members. We have over 200 students enrolled! Go Tigers!

Regarding re-auditioning for Concert Choir this Fall: Because all current Concert Choir students have gotten their schedules and been able to retain membership, I am not holding additional auditions for Concert Choir for the coming year, with the exception of transfer students who are actively enrolling for the new academic year.

Hear is to a fantastic 2017-2018 Season!

Mr. H