We have 39 seniors graduating from the choral program this year! To honor them, the choral parents have organized a senior banquet with a catered dinner to be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:30PM in the High School Cafeteria. Each senior will be recognized and given a plaque, and a slideshow will be shared.
Cost is $15 per person to cover the caterer and to allow each senior to attend for free. We need to get a count to the caterer by April 30, so please RSVP and pay for your ticket online ASAP! Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
Info for Senior Recognition
To make sure that Mr. Cloonan has the correct information when announcing each choir senior, please complete the following Google Form ASAP listing the number of years you have been in the choral program and what your post-high school plans are:
Click here to fill out the form
Baby & Senior Pictures Needed!
As part of the banquet, Mr. Cloonan puts together a slide show featuring each senior. To make it a little more interesting, we like to show a baby or younger photo first, then the current photo to see if people can figure out who the student is. Please send the photos you would like to include for your senior to firstname.lastname@example.org (please don't sent to Mr. Cloonan directly to avoid it being lost in all of his other emails!) and make sure to include the name of the senior in the email or name of the file. Please complete this by FRIDAY, MAY 3 to give him the weekend to work on the slide show.
RSVP to the Banquet & Pay Online Here
You don't want to miss Cabaret Night on Friday, March 1st at 7 p.m.! With everyone's help, we can make the evening be a great success for our students, family and friends who perform and/or attend!
ALL choir families are asked to donate 2 dozen cookies. Cookies can be brought in to school on the day of the event and left in the choir room or delivered to the cafeteria by 4 p.m.
We have created an online sign-up for volunteer, donation, and other needs for the evening. Please review and help where you can. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAE22A4FE3-cabaret
If you have questions, please contact the event chairperson Angela Arlia at email@example.com.
As always, we appreciate your continued support of our students and the NH Choral Program.
OTHER CHOIR DEADLINES/EVENTS:
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Jody Mawhinney, president
Linda McCann, treasurer
Tina Vojtko, secretary
Shaun Cloonan, director
For our upcoming Fall Collage Concert:
Monday, October 15 - 2:15-3:15PM, Room B119
Combined Choirs in the Choir Room. We'll start with everyone, go through "Dark Night," "Hymn to the Fallen," and "I Love My Love." Women's Choir will then be excused so that Symphonic Choir can go over "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble." Then Symphonic will be excused so that North Hills Singers can quickly run (if needed) "My Spirit Sang All Day" and "Harvest."
Tuesday, October 16 - 2:15-3:15PM, MS Auditorium
All band, choir, and orchestra members will meet in the high school lobby right after school. As soon as the buses depart, we will walk over together to the middle school, using the main entrance. The order of the rehearsal will be "Hymn to the Fallen" with combined choirs and wind ensemble. Then wind ensemble will be excused and chamber strings will come on stage to rehearse "Dark Night of the Soul." Chamber Strings will then be excused so combined choirs can run "I Love My Love" on stage together. Then Women's Choir will be dismissed so that Symphonic can run "Double, Double." Symphonic will then be dismissed so that North Hills Singers can figure out standing arrangements and quickly run their pieces.
Wednesday, October 17 - CONCERT NIGHT
All choir members should wear their concert black and white (Singers wear black & red uniforms) and report to the middle school auditorium at 6:30PM to line up and warm up. At 6:55, we will walk down the band hallway to enter the stage and take our places on the risers.
Concert order is:
If you are interested in being an officer for the 2018-19 school year, please fill out the form below by Friday, August 31, 2018.
Choir Officer Descriptions
Makes announcements with Vice President at the beginning of concerts, organizes student participation in the annual madrigal dinner (student directs the skit, helps figure out costuming, recruits servers), assists VP in planning of Cabaret night. Coordinates a choir social event with other officers, helps to figure out food for extended rehearsals on weekends or days off.
Makes announcements with President at concerts, organizes student participation in the annual Cabaret Night (oversees auditions, helps to select program order, recruits volunteers for set-up and clean-up), assists President in planning of Madrigal Dinner and coordination of choir social event as well as food for extended rehearsals.
Signs check requests when requested by the director, oversees the collection of money and purchase of supplies for a choir social event coordinated by all officers, organizes payment of food at extended rehearsals along with other officers.
Coordinates collection of music after concerts and reshelving in the choral library, helps to maintain the choral library inventory spreadsheet, recruits help in organizing the library at the end of the year.
Works with Mr. Cloonan to assure that all members have an assigned robe, that the robes are hung in an orderly fashion in the robe room, and that any additional uniform items (North Hills Singers) are handled either by having Mr. Cloonan order them or using what is in stock and assigning as needed.
About the NHHS Symphonic Choir
The Symphonic Choir is the mixed vocal ensemble of the high school choral program. All 9-12 boys, and junior and senior girls are a part of this ensemble. Symphonic Choir members may also audition for the extra-curricular North Hills Singers, and may participate in the Madrigal Choir. The Symphonic Choir has performed with the River City Brass on their holiday concerts, with the Wind Ensemble on combined classical works like Carmina Burana, and collaborated with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on their landmark "Singing City" concert in April 2013 in a massed choir of over 1,500 voices.