Middle School Choirs– We believe music is a vital component in developing the whole child. Music allows students to express themselves artistically through singing, playing various instruments and studying music theory and history. By learning these concepts, students will develop the lifelong learning abilities and aesthetic skills necessary to contribute to a more cultured, educated society.
During the month of January we are spending time with learning note values and a variety of rhythms. The students will write their own short rhythm patterns, then add pitch and words to create a song. They may add instruments too. This will be done in small groups. All groups will perform for the class.
Epiphany Middle School Choir Schedule for September
Week of September 11: Belle Voce 8th Grade girls will have choir Monday and Wednesday
Cantemus 8th Grade boys will have choir Tuesday and Thursday
Week of September 18: Belle Voce 7th Grade girls will have choir Tuesday and Thursday
Cantemus 7th Grade boys will have choir Monday and Wednesday
Week of September 25: Belle Voce 7th and 8th Grade girls will have choir Monday and Wednesday
Cantemus 7th and 8th Grade boys will have choir Tuesday and Thursday
Cantabile Choir: This fall marks the 5th year of Cantabile Choir.
All singers in 4th and 5th grade at Epiphany School are invited to be in this choir. Ms. Liz Grefsheim, Church of the Epiphany’s church choir and middle school choir director, will direct the Cantabile Choir.
The goal for this choir is to build music skills and strengthen younger students’ abilities to work together for a high level of choral singing. This program is to enhance our music curriculum and is provided by the school. Focus will be on developing skills to attain lifelong enjoyment of singing.
• Cantabile Choir will consist of 40 boys and girls in Grades 4 & 5
• Cantabile Choir will meet during normal school hours beginning in early October 2017
• Cantabile Choir singers are encouraged to sing for the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass & 11 a.m. Mass on Easter
• Cantabile Choir will sing in the Christmas Concert and Spring Concert at School
• Cantabile Choir singers are encouraged to sing for one Mass on Catholic School Sunday, January 28, 2018
Epiphany School Middle School provides students with two middle school choirs for all students in 7th and 8th grade.
The Belle Voce Choir (meaning ‘Beautiful Singing’), intended for female singers; and the Cantemus Choir (meaning ‘Let’s Sing’), intended for male singers. While the two choirs will be combined at various times, separate groups provide an opportunity for teaching the stages of voice development and skills by gender. This approach is a proven method for excellence at this age level. Focus will be on developing skills to attain lifelong enjoyment of singing.
The Spring Concert for Epiphany School K-8, will be Thursday, May 17, 2018
Mark your calendars now. It is expected that ALL students participate in both concerts as part of their grade.