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Cantaré and Camerata Auditions Announced

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for Cantaré and Camerata! Below you will find the choir that you are assigned for next year. I am very pleased with both groups and look forward to working with each of you, growing your voice, rehearsal technique and musical skill. Scroll through the letter and then results are displayed.

Mr. Hawthorne

Concerning the posting of audition results:

A part of our work as teachers is teaching students how to handle auditions: how to handle good news with grace, how to handle bad news with dignity, how to ask for feedback in a constructive and professional way, how to make future decisions carefully and as dispassionately as possible, and so on. It is in this spirit that the following procedures are set in place. Anyone with questions about his/her audition can contact Mr. Hawthorne, via e-mail, beginning 48 hours after the audition results have been posted; such emails should be sent to rhawthorne@ttsd.k12.or.us

Feedback will be provided to those that send e-mail requests; this is so that detailed and thoughtful information can be provided, which serves as a better teaching and diagnostic tool. The 48-hour “cooling off” period allows for a chance for a student to more carefully consider what it is that they want to know in order to learn from the audition. This also provides ample time for those who auditioned to honestly assess their performance in choir this year and throughout the audition process. Please be patient in waiting for a response; each email is given careful consideration. Also, all audition results and related information will be destroyed on June 16th, so all audition questions must come prior to that day.

Parents – while I understand your eagerness to act as your child’s advocate, I respectfully ask that you let your child sort this out on his/her own first. Soon enough, most of these students will be interviewing for college admission, interviewing for jobs, and/or auditioning as adults: they will need to learn how to gather information and ask the right questions, in the right way.

Students – in the case of most auditions, few people actually achieve the complete result for which they hoped. Some get part of what they want, some fall short. No one can decide for you what you do next if you don’t achieve what you wanted; it is the hope that, whatever you decide, you do so after having carefully considered what choir and music at Tigard means to you, and what you might accomplish regardless of the ensemble you are placed. Remember that every single student is going through “audition pains”; the over-celebration of good news can be very hurtful to those who don’t have as much to celebrate. On the other hand, one can be disappointed with his/her own results and still happy for a peer. Please be as sensitive to others as you want them to be to you. Be aware that your reaction, particularly via social media, may affect your placement in any Tigard High School music ensemble for next year.

I am fiercely proud of every student in my care, and promise to give each student in each choir that same extraordinary care and attention!

Best regards,

Mr. Hawthorne

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Concert Programs for May 23, 24 at 7 pm

WEDNESDAY, May 23rd
Night in the City
an evening of Vocal Jazz

1 Jet Set                                                                                 Choralation
          Emily Schneider, soloist
2 Fly me to the moon                                                                   Cantus
3 The Way you look tonight                                                   Camerata
4 My Romance                                                                 Concert Choir

DUET: Dream a little Dream
          Emily Peterson and Dryden Raschdorf

5 L-O-V-E                                                                                     Cantaré
6 Steppin out with my Baby                                                        Cantus

Pass the Hat

7 A million dreams                                                                      Cantaré
    Kailee Ott and Jessie White, soloists
8 Unforgettable                                                                        Camerata

Underclassmen Awards
Outstanding Vocalist, Most Inspirational, Most Dedicated, Selfless Leadership

DUET: In a Crowd of Thousands, from Anastasia
          Aisa Larsen and Daniel Hill, soloists

9 All the things you are                                                        Choralation
10 It don’t mean a thing                                                  Concert Choir

THURSDAY, May 24th
Under the Savanna Sky
music from the continent of Africa

1 Kwela, Kwela                                                                         Concert Choir
2 Dubula                                                                                            Camerata
3 Kuimba                                                                                               Cantus
4 Bonse Aba                                                                                        Cantaré
5 Ndikhokhele Bawo                                                                    Choralation
          Abby Soderquist and Ali Mehdikhan, soloists
6 Ukuthula                                                                                        Camerata
          Ajae Kadel, Mackenzie Guentert, Emily Peterson, Addi Green, soloists
7 Tshosholoza + Boot Dance                                                             Cantus
          Van Tran, soloist

Pass the Hat

8 Thula, thula ngoana                                                                        Cantaré

 SOLO: Can you feel the Love tonight
          Ali Mehdikhan, soloist
9 Jenga Imani Yako                                                           Cantus/Camerata
10 Trashin the Camp                                                                   Choralation

Senior Awards/Recognition/Letters
National School Choral Award, Outstanding Vocalist S/A, Outstanding Vocalist T/B, Most Dedicated, Most Inspirational, Selfless Leadership

11 Senzenina                                                                        SENIOR SONG
12 Famine Song                                                                       Concert Choir

Spring Things Happening!

Here’s what is up in the world of Tigard Choirs for April and May!

April 4th (Wednesday)
Concert Choir sings Hlolonofatsa for 9th Grade Parent Night in the Gym
Wear Concert Choir Shirts and jeans.
Call time is 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm performance. Done by 6:40 pm!

April 11th (Wednesday)
Concert Choir competes in the Three Rivers League Choir Festival hosted at THS!
Wear Concert Choir Shirts and Black pants, socks and shoes!
Call Time is 7:30 AM at THS.
Event is over at 3:00 pm.

April 18th (Wednesday)
Choralation sings at Summerfield for Spring Party
Wear formal wear!
7:00 pm call for a 7:30 pm performance. Done by 8:00 pm.

May 5th (Saturday)
Concert Choir sings for the OSAA State Championships at George Fox University Baumann Auditorium.
Time will be announced by OSAA by April 26th.

May 23 (Wednesday)
All Choirs
Night in the City – an evening of Vocal Jazz and Underclassmen Awards
6 pm call for a 7 pm performance

May 24 (Thursday)
All Choirs
Under the Savanna Sky – music from the continent of Africa and Senior Awards
4:30 Banquet in Cafeteria
6 pm call for a 7 pm performance

March 22nd Festival Concert

Welcome in springtime with Tigard Choirs at their Festival Choir Concert, Thursday, March 22 at 7:00pm. 

Reserved seats available for $10 each.  You can avoid the rush and be sure you have a seat at this popular concert!  Contact Marie Johnson at marie.a.johnson@gmail.com to reserve your seat.  All money raised through Reserved Seat ticket sales goes directly to Tigard Choirs. Your support of our program is greatly appreciated.

RESERVED SEATING for Holiday Concerts

DECEMBER 12 and 14 @ 7 pm
The Tigard Choirs are entering the winter season with joy in our steps and songs in our hearts!  So much so that we have two concert dates for you to reserve seats at this year!  Come to one or both!  But, be sure to reserve your seats for $10 each.  Then when you arrive, your seats will be waiting for you.

Please email Marie Johnson the date(s) and number of seats you are reserving.  Email: marie.a.johnson@gmail.com. Payment can be in check or cash the night of the concert. Thank you in advance for all your support.  All money raised goes to support the choir program.