Category Archives: Concert Choir

Welcome new Concert Choir Members!

Thank you to all who auditioned for Concert Choir for 2020-2021!

I am pleased to announce that the following students have successfully auditioned into Concert Choir.

Please indicate you are accepting your position in Concert Choir by emailing me immediately at: rhawthorne@ttsd.k12.or.us

Thank you and Congratulations!

Mr. Hawthorne
Choir Director

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Packed with Pride – How you can help

Hey Folks,

Here is a link about Packed with Pride. Let’s help our community by helping out with this project:

DROPPING OFF DONATIONS:
https://mailchi.mp/5d8d2bedeed6/important-new-drop-off-location-for-donations?e=eefff4ccf8

DONATING ONLINE:
https://packed-with-pride-tigard-tualatin.square.site/

Be the hands and feet of a carrying community by doing what you can to alleviate the stress and struggle of those in our community who are in need.

Thanks,

Mr. H

Updating your Google Classroom

Hello Choir Students and Parents,

With the new announcement of school closure through the 28th of April, I want to make sure everyone is up-to-date with the Google Classroom Codes. If you are not a member of the Google Classroom for your choir, please be sure to get signed up. We have a particular need for those members who are in Cantaré, Cantus and Camerata.

Talk to you soon about plans going forward.

Mr. H

Cantaré 2020
Classroom Code:
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Cantus 2020
Classroom Code: dsda6jp

Camerata 2020
Classroom Code:
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Concert Choir 2020
Classroom Code: 
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Choralation 2020
Classroom Code:
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Unit Three Begins January 6th

For all choirs, January 6th begins Unit Three.

In this unit we start with reevaluating vocal range on each student.

The three major foci for this unit are:

(1) Sightsinging Olympics (getting our key signatures, rhythm, interval and overall sightsinging chops up to speed.

(2) Guiding interested students in preparing for District Solo and Ensemble Contest, either as individual entries or in small groups (duet, trio, quartet, sextet, or octet) The event is held on Saturday, February 29th at Tigard High School.

(3) Preparing for the Classics Choir Concert on March 18th in Deb Fennell Auditorium at 7 pm. All Choirs! Plus qualifying soloists and small ensembles!

Check out the music selections on the Listen and Watch section of our website!

Here is to a lot of awesome learning and growth!

Mr. Hawthorne

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