Category Archives: Tigard Choirs

Website Updated 11/21/22

The performance calendar (above) has been updated. These dates have been added to the calendar (Performance Calendar 2022-23) that you will find in the menu above:

Concert Choir: December 5th (This is the Rotary gig that was mentioned at the Fall Concert)

Solo/Ensemble changed from February 25 to March 4

Concert Choir: OSU Festival on March 1

Great Quote by Leonard Bernstein

“Image of Chile” Speech, 1963

“If we are really serious about communicating with one another, about knowing ourselves through our neighbors — in short, about peaceful civilization — then we can never overestimate the good that comes from artistic communication. When we touch one another through music, we are touching the heart, the mind, and the spirit, all at once.”

And that is why we sing. That is why choir is so important. That is why choir makes a difference in our lives and the lives of others!

Concert Choir 2022-2023 is announced!

After a wonderful audition evening on Thursday, April 28th, an evening full of great singing and the promise of raising the standard for musicianship for the coming year, I am pleased to announce the new membership for the Tigard High School Concert Choir.

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Membership is conditional to students finishing the year strong in this year’s classes and choirs. Students must demonstrate outstanding behavior, outstanding attendance in their daily classes and pass all of their classes. This is an OSAA governed class requiring the very best in sportsmanship, scholarship, personal behavior and attendance. Failure to keep the standard will result in removal from membership in the Concert Choir for next year.

Do not boast about your accomplishment, especially among other choir members who are not moving into Concert Choir for next year.

I look forward to an outstanding year of music making, community building and learning!

Mr. Hawthorne
Choir Director

Congratulations, Choralation!

Choralation placed 3rd in State Chamber Choir competition on Friday, April 29th. Held at Mt. Hood Community College, the Choir sang beautifully with expression, skill and refined technique! After a celebration at Baskin-Robbins for Ice Cream, we returned to Tigard HS. Shortly after, we received the news of the successful day.

Congratulations and a job well done!!!

Concert Choir 2022-2023 Auditions Set for April 28th, 7-9 pm

Concert Choir Auditions will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 7-9 pm in the THS Choir Room. Your presence is mandatory.

Students must swing by the choir room to pick up a copy of the music being used for the audition. The piece is April is in my Mistress Face, a Renaissance Madrigal in four parts. You will be asked to learn your part, Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass. It does not need to be memorized. It does need to be learned. Come in during any lunch if you need help.

Rehearsal Tracks and a performance of the piece are available under the CONCERT CHOIR AUDITION tab on the website.

HOW DOES THE AUDITION WORK?
I will be looking for students who listen as they sing, well-focused, earnest students who like to sing and have a positive attitude. Students are motivated and self-starters.
1. You will stand in your assigned section for the warm-up.
2. We will rehearse April is in my Mistress Face. Not to learn parts, but to begin lifting it to the next level of musicianship. Students are expected to know their part. (come in during lunch for help if you need it. Use the learning tracks on the website! Be resourceful!)
3. With pencil in hand, we will make adjustments to our sound until it sounds the way we want it to sound.
4. I will listen to individual sections, voice them and then put the whole group back together.
5. Then I will listen to smaller groupings in four parts, perhaps 8-12 at a time.

Members selected into Concert Choir will be posted on this website by student number on May 1st. Those not making it into Concert Choir will be invited to join Camerata or Cantus for the coming year.

Spring Concerts!

Tigard Choirs present our Spring Concerts

Wednesday, May 22nd – Night in the Tropics: Music from Central and South America
6 PM CALL FOR STUDENTS
7 PM CONCERT and Underclassmen Awards

La Bikina                                                Enja Gonzalez Burrueta
MLK                                      Cameron Williamson, Aisa Larsen,
Mackenzie Guentert, Evan Rubio,
Dane Stevens, Hugo Virela-Vazquez

Earth Song                                           Concert Choir Earth Song
Thursday, May 23rd – Stage, Screen and All that Jazz!
6 PM CALL FOR STUDENTS
7 PM CONCERT and Senior Awards and Recognition

SOLOS:
At Last (Etta James)                                                       Addie Green
Bang, Bang (Lady Gaga)                                        Andrew Jackson
She used to be mine, from Waitress                           Riley Green
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing (Stevie Wonder)         Maria Cruz

In my own little corner, from Cinderella                Olivia Conant
Pulled, from The Addams Family                          Charlotte Burke
Santa Fe, from Newsies                                Sabastian Alcobendas

Boy with Dreams, from Edges                                   Xander Dean
Beauty and the Beast              Olivia Porior and Truong Nguyen
Found Tonight, from Hamilton/Dear Evan Hansen
                 Sabastian Alcobendas and Francesco Lilley, soloists
My Way (Frank Sinatra)                                                  Daniel Au

Concert Choir 2019 Invited to State

Congratulations to Concert Choir for once again being invited to sing at the OSAA State Choir Championships! We will be singing in the 6A Division competition on Wednesday, May 1st at 9:20 AM in Corvallis on the campus of OSU. We perform in the LaSells Stewart Center.

Call time for the choir is 6:15 AM!!!! Dressed and pressed. We are in need of one chaperone for the other bus. Please let me know if you are available! rhawthorne@ttsd.k12.or.us

Congratulations, Concert Choir!

Mr. Hawthorne