Category Archives: Choir Program

December Concert and Gigs

December is a busy time for the choir program!

In the next 3 weeks, the choir will be out and about supporting our community in the following concerts:

DECEMBER 2-7
Dec 4 (9:00 am – 12:00 noon)Choralation sings at Christmas for Kids™ charity event at the Hollywood Fred Meyer. This is our 5th year participating in this amazing event where underprivileged students are supported with a free holiday shopping experience and meet with Santa. Singers wear ugly sweaters and nice blue/black jeans.

Dec 6 (10:30 am – 2:00 pm)All Tigard Choirs sing at the Salem Capitol Rotunda for the Holidays at the Capitol event at 12:00 noon. Singers wear newly delivered choir t-shirts and nice blue/black jeans. (not wholly!) Bring your own lunch!

Dec 7 (6:30 pm call, 7:00 pm performance)Choralation sings for the Summerfield Retirement Community Holiday Party. Students wear formal attire.

DECEMBER 9-14
THE GROTTO!
Dec 11 (5:00 pm call, 5:30 bus, 8:00 pm Cantus/Camerata Performance, 9:00 pm Concert Choir/Choralation Performance)
The Grotto Performance. Parents are invited to hear students sing in this lovely acoustic! Students wear choir T-shirts, black pants, black socks and black shoes and wear assigned choir robes. Students bring sack dinner. Students return to the Tigard HS campus by 10:30 pm.

Dec 12 (12 noon bus, 12:45 pm performance, back by 1:30 pm) Choralation sings for the Tigard Rotary Luncheon.

Dec 14 (10 am Choralation Performance in Holiday Gear at the Beaverton Ward)

Dec 14 (6 pm Choralation sings for the Tigard City Lights Walk in Holiday Gear!)

DECEMBER 16-20
Dec 17 (6:30 pm call, 7 pm performance) Choralation sings for the Tigard Rotary Banquet at the Stockpot Restaurant) Students wear formalwear.

ALL CHOIRS!
Dec 18 (6:00 pm call in Deb Fennell Auditorium, 7 pm Concert)

All Choirs sing! All Choirs wearing robes!

ALL CHOIRS!
Dec 19 (6:00 pm call in Deb Fennell Auditorium, 7 pm Concert)
All Choirs sing! All Choirs wearing robes!

Concert Choir Goes On Retreat

Tigard High School Concert Choir Retreat Itinerary
Camp Tadmor
43943 McDowell Creek Dr,
Lebanon, OR 97355
Phone(541) 451-4270

When: October 24-26 (Thursday, 4 pm Bus – Saturday, home by 4 pm
Transport: By bus
Why: For Repertoire Preparation and Community Building
Who: 56 Concert Choir Members
With: Mr. Hawthorne, Will McLean and Jenna Hernandez (clinicians), 7 chaperones
Cost: $0
What is covered:
1. All Meals from Dinner Thursday – Lunch Saturday
2. Housing
3. An amazingly learning experience and good community time
4. What to bring: Sleeping bag, Pillow, Towel, Toiletries (+ Deodorant!), Flashlight, Flip Flops for Shower, Music, Pencils, Comfortable Clothes, Snacks

Repertoire Focus:
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Elaine Hagenberg
Tuba – Arr. Michael Barrett
Gitanjali Chants – Craig Hella Johnson
Selig sind die Toten – Heinrich Schütz
Leron, Leron Sinta – Saunder Choi
Christmas Bells are Ringing – Arr. Mark Hayes

Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:30 AM         Sleeping bags and overnight bags go into choir room
3:10 pm           Arrive at Choir Room
3:30 pm           Load up
4:00 pm           Leave Tigard HS
5:40 pm           Arrive at Camp Tadmor
5:45 pm           Welcome Talk
6:00 pm           Move into cabins
6:15 pm           Dinner
6:45 pm           Set-Up Rehearsal Spaces
7:00 pm           Rehearsal #1 Sectionals on our Repertoire 
9:00 pm           Community Building: Connecting the Dots with knots and knames!
9:45 pm           Group Game Time
10:45 pm         Group Picture + Bed Time Stories
11:00 pm         to Cabins
Midnight         Lights Out

Friday, October 25, 2019
8:00 am           Breakfast
9:00 am           Sectionals and Rehearsal #2 with Will McLean (TBB) and Jenna Hernandez (SSA) (Voice Building and Ensemble with Gilanjali Chants, Tuba and O Come, O Come Emmanuel)
11:00 am         Community Building: Why do we sing? What makes a safe space?
12:00 noon      Lunch and Play Time
1:00 pm           Sectionals and Rehearsal #3 with Will McLean (TBB) and Jenna Hernandez (SSA) (Voice Building and Ensemble with Christmas Bells and Selig Sind Die Toten)
3:00 pm           Community Building: Creating meaningful Sectional and Ensemble Goals and Sharing Them Out
4:00 pm           Rehearsal #4 with Will McLean and Jenna Hernandez (Voice Building and Ensemble with O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Tuba, Gilanjali Chants)
6:00 pm           Dinner and Play Time
7:00 pm           Rehearsal #5 with Will McLean and Jenna Hernandez (Voice Building and Ensemble with Selig sind, Leron, Christmas Bells are Ringing)
9:00 pm           Talent Show/Group Social Time
10:45 pm         Group Picture + Bed Time Stories
11:00 pm         to Cabins
Midnight         Lights Out

Saturday, October 26, 2018
8:00 am           Breakfast
9:00 am           Final Rehearsal #6 with Will McLean and Jenna Hernandez (Putting it all together)
10:30 am         Community Building: Debrief what we have learned and experienced.
11:30 am         Lunch
12:00 noon      Clean Up Camp! leave camp better than you found it!
2:00 pm           Depart for Tigard High School
3:40 pm           Arrive Tigard High School

Debut Concert Next Week!

Our First Concert of the Year!

Join your students in celebrating the good work of the first quarter at our Debut Concert in the Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School.

Call time for students is 6 pm Dressed and Pressed in the Auditorium. (see Attire expectations in our Choir Handbook on our Website which is found under Documents and Forms.)

Concert begins at 7 pm.

We Pass the Hat in support of the choir program.

Reserved Seating
If you would like to reserve seats and show up at 6:55, you can do so by contacting Cendy at cendydoyle@msn.com or call 503-805-7995 with YOUR NAME and how many seats.
Each reserved seat is $10 and there will be a “RESERVED for ____________” on the chairs. Cash or Checks made out to Tigard High Coir will be collected during pass the hat.

Homecoming Dance this Saturday!

Hello Parents,

Our Homecoming Dance is this Saturday, October 5th, from 8 – 11 pm in the THS Cafeteria. This is our main fundraiser. We need all hands helping out!

Concert Choir members are expected to support in the execution of the event by participating in several of the following activities:

  1. Painting and creation of cafeteria signage and decorations during the week.
  2. Decorating and setting up the cafeteria on Saturday morning from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
  3. Helping with Coat Check shifts from 7:30 PM until 11:30 PM.
  4. Tearing down, 11:00 PM – until it is done (hopefully no later than 12:30 AM) of decorations and resetting the cafeteria to be operational on Monday Morning.

PARENT CHAPERONES

For those parents who have volunteered, THANK YOU!

Parents show up at 7 PM (updated) and will be assigned locations to work.

Bring Ear Plugs!

  1. 2 parents will be collecting AT THE DOOR payment for tickets ($15), checking school ID and writing down names of each student that arrives to purchase a ticket. NO AT THE DOOR tickets are sold to non-THS Students.
  2. Parents will be in pairs at the bathrooms, at the exit doors to make sure students do not let other students in, at the snack and water tables.
  3. All parents will assist in tear down in order to facilitate getting kids home as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Mr. Hawthorne

Calendar of Events Posted!

The Calendar is posted for this year’s performances and events on the choir website.

STEP 1
Go to tigardchoirs.com and look for the drop down menu CALENDAR.

STEP 2
Find your choir, find your calendar.

STEP 2.5
If you are in Choralation, all you need is the Choralation Calendar. It includes all of Concert Choir’s dates.

If you are in Cantus and Concert Choir, you need to look at both calendars.

STEP 3
Share this calendar with your family, extended family, friends and YOUR BOSS if you have a job! Please mark your calendars NOW! Thanks!

Looking forward to an amazing year!

Musically yours,

Mr. Hawthorne
Choir Director

Choir Codes for Remind are up!

Please join the Remind App for the choir you are enrolled in for next season 2019-2020!

Cantaré 2020     enter 81010  then  @cantar202

Cantus 2020     enter 81010  then  @cantus202

Camerata 2020     enter 81010  then  @hhb9ah

Concert Choir 2020     enter 81010  then  @ceeaeek

Choralation 2020     enter 81010  then  @76k6hf

Choir Leadership 2020     enter 81010  then  @d3hba94
(this is for Concert Choir Leadership)

THS Choir Parents 2020     enter 81010  then  @zgekh7
(this is a way of getting important event and chaperoning information)

Choralation 2020 Announced

Thank you to all who auditioned. Congratulations to all who were selected! Please send an email or remind message to me confirming your acceptance of your position in Choralation 2020.

Sopranos
Maria Castaneda Cruz
Addie Green
Faith Heupel
Ajae Holdman

Mezzo Sopranos
KC Cubacub
MacKenzie Guentert
Claire Minor
Kylee Smith

Altos
Selena Li
Emily Peterson
Abby Soderquist
Cat Terrell
Kaiya Welch

Tenors
Sabastian Alcobendas
Nguyen Dinh
Van Tran

Baritones
Keaton Bean
Joseph Oldham
Zyrus Zaragoza

Basses
Liam Dabelstein
Gunnar Sverdrup
Hunter Tracey

Concert Choir 2020 Announced

Thank you to all who auditioned for Concert Choir! There was a great talent pool from which to choose.

Congratulations to those selected for membership in Concert Choir 2020!

There will be 7 S1, 11 S2, 15 A, 10 T, 9 B1, 9 B2 for a total of 61 members. 33 SA, 28 TB. You should movement between sections to accommodate the music we perform. I am pleased with the blend and balance that these selected voices will achieve. You will received the Fall Concert Repertoire before you leave for the Summer. You will be expected to learn the Repertoire in advance of the first rehearsal in the Fall.

Your membership is conditional. You must end the year in good standing in the choir program, maintaining excellent attendance in all classes and maintaining passing grades in all classes.

Under no circumstances are you to engage in speculation about who or why anyone was selected, engage in negative social media activity, get involved in gossip or show an attitude that would reflect poorly on you, your peers, the choir program or Tigard High School. Failure to uphold your end of the contract that you and your parents signed will cause you to forfeit your membership in the choir.

Be proud of your selection on the inside. Be humble on the outside, demonstrate maturity and integrity as you interact with your peers. That is how we roll in the choir program at Tigard High School. Live it well!

Congratulations!

Mr. H

IMPORTANT TASK YOU MUST DO!
Text me on the Remind App that you accept your membership in the choir TODAY! If you are not on the Remind App, shoot me an email at “rhawthorne@ttsd.k12.or.us” with the subject line: I ACCEPT!

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