Category Archives: Cantus

Choir Concert on Thursday!

All Choirs sing in concert this Thursday, October 18th, in the Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School.

Call time for all choirs is 6 pm.
Concert starts at 7 pm.

All members wear:
black dress shoes
black socks
black dress pants
Simple t-shirt for top is worn under the robes or dress shirts.

Admission is free. We pass the hat in support of the choir program.


Mr. Hawthorne

THS Choir Handbook is here! Read and Sign!

Hello All,

In order to create clear expectations and guidelines, this year we are using a Choir Handbook to get everyone on the same page. It is lengthy and comprehensive in nature. You will need to read it all. You will find it in the Documents and Forms section of the website. Here is the link:

Students and parents need to sign the two pages at the end of the handbook, print out and return to Mr. Hawthorne by September 12th. 

If you do not have access to a printer at home, copies of the back pages can be printed out.

If you do not have access to a smartphone or internet at home, a paper copy can be made available to you.

This is going to be a wonderful year! See the scrolling calendar on the right of the website. The calendar is active and will be updated throughout the year.

Looking forward to a GREAT year!!!

Mr. Hawthorne

Concert Programs for May 23, 24 at 7 pm

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