Category Archives: Tigard Choirs

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

Reserved seating for Holiday Concerts

This Holiday season our Tigard choirs are performing on December 12th and 15th at 7pm. These concerts will be identical with the exception of solos. If you would like to reserve seats and show up at 6:55 you can do so by contacting Tiffany Kerns: ltkerns@gmail.com or text at 541-513-7360.

Each reserved seat is $10 and there will be a “RESERVED for ____________” on the chairs. First come, first served. Cash or Checks made out to Tigard High will be collected at the concerts.

Soloists for Holiday Concerts

Thank you to all who auditioned for independent solos for the Holiday Concerts!

Monday, December 12

Mallory Cross “Christmas Dreamin’
Adrian Minor “The Christmas Song”
Kristen Fox “O Holy Night”

Thursday, December 15

Lauren Dalton/Armane Paradise “Do you hear what I hear”
Nia Murat “The Christmas Song”
Maiah Goodell “Breadth of Heaven”

Thanks,

Mr. H

 

All Choirs perform this Wednesday!

All Choirs perform in concert at Deb Fennell Auditorium on Wednesday, October 19th at 7 pm. Admission is free! Hats will be passes for donations to the choir program.

All singers are expected to be in the auditorium at 6 pm for warm-up and run through. To get full credit for the concert, all singers are expected to remain for the entire duration of the concert.

I am aware that the final presidential debate is running simultaneously. Our concert date was set before the debate schedule and due to the number of events taking place at the auditorium, we were not able to move our event.

Order of Concert:
Choralation sings National Anthem
Cantaré sings three songs
Suzie Winn-Duncan Solo
Cantus sings three songs
Son and Truong Nguyen Duet
Camerata sings three songs and demonstrates sight singing
Kaylee Bair Solo
Choralation sings three songs
Concert Choir sings three songs and demonstrates sight singing

Concert Length: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes