Panther Choir Newsletter 1/18/19

What an amazing week at CHHS! We were excited to welcome one of the world's greatest and most historic choral ensembles from the Westminster Choir College into our classroom this week. We had an opportunity to hear the perform and perform for them in return. We are so thankful to Dr. Joe Miller for this experience. If you want to hear this choir full performance, they will be performing tonight, 01.18.19 at 7:30 in downtown Ft. Worth at First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Worth. Take a few moments to read this week's newsletter and see the upcoming events, information, and exciting news that we have to share!

- TMEA All-State Choir Members -

We are proud to announce that 3 of our area finalists have been chosen to perform in the All-State Choirs at the TMEA convention in San Antonio, TX in February. We are amazed by the level of commitment, attention, and time that has gone into this process, and we could not be more proud of your work! of the Congratulations to you three and all who auditioned!

Daniel Kim - All-State Tenor/Bass Choir

Will Swinney - All-State Mixed Choir *1st Chair

Samantha Caprio - All-State Treble Choir

*pictured from left to right

- Chorale Performance at TASA -

Jan. 29, 2019 | All Day | Austin, TX

The CHHS Panther Chorale will be performing at the Texas Association of School Administrators Conference in Austin on January 29, 2019. The ensemble will be traveling down to Austin early this morning and returning that evening. Breakfast and dinner will be provided for the singers, and each will be given a $7 dollar per diem for their lunch. We anticipate a brief stop in Waco, TX for dinner around 6:00 pm and a return to CHHS around 9 pm. We are exceedingly excited to have been chosen for such an honor and are looking forward to this day!

- Chorale | TASA Schedule -

7:30 am | Arrive at CHHS Choir Room

*jeans and red choir t-shirt (uniforms in garment bags)

8:00 am | Depart CHHS

11:00 am | Lunch

*$7 per diem provided by GCISD

1:00 pm | Arrive at Austin Convention Center

*change and rehearse

3:15 pm | Performance for TASA

3:45 pm | Change and Depart Austin

6:00 pm | Dinner in Waco, TX

*provided by GCISD

7:00 pm | Depart Waco, TX

8:30 pm | Arrive at CHHS

*arrival time is approximate

- Chamber Choir Rehearsal Schedule -

Please stay aware of the upcoming rehearsal schedule for February! Our time together will be limited before oru final performances for the Madrigal Festival so please make every effort to be available on these days. As we approach the competition, we will communicate all necessary travel information.

Feb. 1, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 4:15 - 6:00

Feb. 4, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

Feb. 11, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 5:30 - 7:00

Feb. 18, 2019 | Chamber Rehearsal | 4:00 - 6:00 *student holiday

Feb. 19, 2019 | Madrigal Contest Pre-Concert

Feb. 22, 2019 | Madrigal Festival Performance

- CHHS Solo Contest -

February 5, 2019 | TBA | CHHS Choir Room

Any students planning to register for the CHHS Classical Vocal Competition must complete the following forms and return the $30 entry fee to the choir office asap! We will begin scheduling rehearsals with accompanists this coming week. Singers studying with a private voice teacher will register with and return the appropriate fee to their private instructor. Accompanist rehearsals will be prepared by the private instructors as well. Please do not allow the registration fee to inhibit you from registering for this event! We want all students to afford the opportunity to participate, and will work with you however necessary to ensure this possible. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Solo Contest Entry Form

- CHHS Private Voice Studio Classes -

In preparation for the upcoming solo competition, each voice studio will be holding a series of master classes for their specific singers. Please see the schedule below for information on these specified times.

Jan. 22, 2019 | Benham Masterclasses

Session 1 | 4:15 pm

Session 2 | 5:45 pm

Jan. 23, 2019 | Anders Masterclass | 4:15 pm

Jan. 28, 2019 | Rausch Studio Recital | 6:00 pm

- Bluebonnet Festival & San Antonio Trip -

April 26-27, 2018 | San Antonio, TX

ALL Freshmen are invited to join us in a trip to San Antonio to compete in the American Classic, Bluebonnet Festival! Any students who have missed the registration deadline will need to return the contract and payment as soon as possible to fill any remaining available spots on this trip. Any parents still wanting to join us should fill out the Chaperone application below. We will contact all chosen chaperones in the coming week.

San Antonio Spring Trip Contract

San Antonio Chaperone Application

- Europe Trip Rehearsal & Performance Schedule -

Students Traveling to Europe, we have been making exceptional progress on the preparation of our Europe music. Please plan for the remaining rehearsals to ensure readiness for our trip in March! Each rehearsal is required unless given excuse due to appropriate conflicts as designated by the CHHS Choir Handbook! All rehearsals will be immediately after the school day from 4:15pm to 5:15pm unless otherwise noted!

Jan. 24, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Jan. 31, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Feb. 7, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

Feb. 9, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

w/ GHS, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feb. 21, 2019 | Europe Trip Rehearsal

w/ GHS, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Feb. 25, 2019 | Europe Trip Pre-Concert

Mar. 8, 2019 | Mass at St. Matthias Church, Budapest

Mar. 9, 2019 | Mass & Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Mar. 14, 2019 | Concert at Salzburg Cathedral, Salzburg

We are pleased to announce the opening of Annie: The Musical at CHHS! Several of our choir students and many more from across our Fine Arts department have been hard at work to create the wonderful show that will begin this coming Thursday night. You will not want to miss it! Use the link below to purchase tickets. We hope to see you all there!

Purchase Annie Tickets HERE

- Panther Choir Booster Club -

This week, the Booster Club was able to support the Westminster Choir's performance at CHHS through provision of lunch for the choirs and their directors and staff. A huge thank you to all of the parents who donated items and were available to serve the singers on this day!

- Important Dates -

Jan. 21, 2019 | MLK Holiday

Jan. 22, 2019 | Benham Studio Masterclass

Jan. 22, 2019 | Anders Studio Masterclass

Jan. 24, 2019 | 2019 Musical Opening Night - Annie

Jan. 28, 2019 | Rausch Studio Recital

Jan. 29, 2019 | Chorale Performance | TASA

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