Category Archives: Concert Choir

Concert Choir takes 3rd at TRL!

Offering a remarkable performance that was full of passion, heart and refinement, Tigard Concert Choir placed 3rd at TRL Choir Festival, only four points behind Canby High School. Scores were 90-91-90.

Comments made included, “the performance was gutsy, ambitious and full of expressive line.” Other comments lauded the French diction, syllabic stress and release, dynamic range and the effective use of color, changing our tone for each song!

Thanks to our fine chaperones! So proud of our fine work today! STATE Choir Championships are May 7th at George Fox University. Details to follow…

Concert Choir sings at TRL League Festival

Concert Choir is set to sing for the Three Rivers League Choir Festival at Marylhurst University on Tuesday, April 5th. Call time is 8:05 am on Tuesday morning for warm-up and robing (don’t forget black pants, black socks and black closed-toed dress shoes). Permission forms and pre-arranged absence forms have been given to the students to fill out. Bus leaves at 9:00 am. Choir observes 4 other choirs sing and then eats lunch (students must bring their own lunch as there will be no opportunity to purchase one). Tigard Concert Choir takes the stage at 1 pm. Looking forward to a great day!


Solo Audition Results!

Thank you to all of you who tried out over the last week and a half. I had the privilege of hearing some very fine solos. I have chosen 6 solo acts for the Holiday Concert and 3 solo acts for the Grotto. There will be a run off on Monday for which of the 3 versions of “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” I will chose to round out the 6 for the concert. Again congratulations to the following:

Holiday Concert Solos

  1. Jacob Lee and Jacob Walter  performing “The First Noel”
  2. James Kinikini performing “Mistletoe”
  3. Mimi Waldon performing “The Christmas Song”
  4. Jonathan Irving and Katie Lewis performing “Silver Bells”
  5. Mallory and McKenna Matheson performing “Winter Song”
  6. Amanda Aman performing  “Have yourself a merry little Christmas”

Grotto Concert Solos

  1. Dana Neilson performing “What Child is This?”
  2. Rebekah Dumestre performing “Welcome to our world”
  3. Jacob Lee and Jacob Walter  performing “The First Noel”

Cuncti Simus at Holiday Concert Solos (Jacob Lee on English Horn and Jacob Walter on Guitar; still need to add finger cymbals and conga)

  1. Dalal Al Shemery/Aliza Boyce
  2. Ali Mehdikhan/Jonathan Irving
  3. Maiah Goodell/Alex Lopez
  4. Rabi Guarnes

Cuncti Simus at Grotto Concert Solos (Jacob Lee on English Horn and Jacob Walter on Guitar; still need to add finger cymbals and conga)

  1. Rebekah Dumestre/Nia Murat
  2. Ali Mehdikhan/Jonathan Irving
  3. Maiah Goodell/Alex Lopez
  4. Rabi Guarnes

Clinicians and Retreats coming to Concert Choir/Choralation

On Friday, October 16th, during Concert Choir rehearsal, we will be working with voice teacher and Alexander Technician, Cynthia McGladrey. Please schedule your Red Cross Blood Draws for that day so as not to conflict with this RICH learning experience! This will be a transformational workshop!

Concert Choir Retreat will be held at THS on Wednesday, October 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Thursday, October 22nd from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. There will be NO COST for participants. Our Headline Clinician will be Mr. John Baker, formerly from Rex Putnam HS. We will focus on team building, sightsinging and ensemble skills. DON’T MISS IT!

Choralation will have a working/community building Retreat on Friday, October 23rd from 9 am – 4 pm  There will be NO COST for participants. We will focus on team building, repertoire fine tuning for the Fall Concert and sightread music for the Holiday Concert.  More details will be forthcoming. DON’T MISS IT!