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Northview High School A Cappella Choir

The A Cappella Choir is an auditioned mixed voiced choir (men and women) in grades 11 and 12. Auditions for the A Cappella Choir are held in the early spring for the following school year. The A Cappella choir performs some of the most challenging literature from the choral repertoire and has consistently scored a rating of “1” (outstanding) in the AA category (most difficult) in District and State Choir Competitions. The Choir performs regularly throughout the school year.

The Choir meets during regular class time five days a week. In addition, students are expected to attend Sectional Rehearsals weekly during their lunch study halls or at other times set by the section leaders.

Traditional community concerts begin with Ohio-Michigan Choral festival in November of even numbered years. The OH/MI festival is performed jointly with Otsego and Bedford High Schools and features a guest conductor at the collegiate or professional level. Also during even numbered years, the A Cappella Choir performs a “Madrigal Dinner Concert” in December. Choir members dress in full Renaissance costumes and perform Baroque, Renaissance, and Medieval holiday music. December of odd numbered years features the choir performing a “Holiday Dinner Concert” in formal black attire while singing international music of the season. The December dinner concerts, whether Madrigal or Formal, are sold out well in advance.

In February or March of every odd numbered year, the A Cappella Choir performs on tour. A Cappella Tour is both a highlight for the students and a way to have 4-6 days of intense performing as preparation for District and State Contest. Tour combines a challenging performance schedule with sightseeing and cultural events. March and April/May are contest months, with the A Cappella Choir participating in the OMEA District Contest. By scoring a “1”, the choir advances to State Competition.

May features the Spring Concert with all of the Northview Choirs. In addition to the traditional concerts, the A Cappella Choir is frequently invited to sing with other professional musicians and at community functions.The A Cappella Choir has performed with the Toledo Symphony, Cincinnati Opera, BGSU’s & UT’s Choirs and for the Sylvania Rotary and Chamber of Commerce. In any given year, the A Cappella Choir performs several additional concerts by invitation.


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