On May 2nd, the St. Joseph's Academy and Catholic High School Choir held its annual Spring Concert featuring the Treble, Schola and Schola Cantorum Choirs. The choir sang a varied program, from Billy Joel's Vienna to Let Everything that Hath Breath and "You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen.
See the full program here: Spring Choir Concert Program
The Choir, Directed by Mr. Stephen Galliano and Mrs. Danielle Laird, had several of our student musicians join them for the performance. Cole Mogharrebi on Violin, Hayden Wallace on Drums, Graham Sellers on Piano, Mark Mills on Trumpet, Colton Coffey on Sax, Joseph Mensman on Guitar, Landon Winston on Bass, Andrew Castel on Drums and Louis Wendt on Piano.
The talent that the SJA/CHS Choir possesses is outstanding. CHS and SJA are among the top two high schools throughout the state to have the most singers selected for the LMEA All State Honor Choir. In addition to the all-state honors, the choir performs at a choral assessment festival. The assessment consists of two categories: performance of three choral works and sight singing (singing a work they have never seen before). The groups receive scores from each of the three concert judges ranging from 1 (Superior) to 5 (Unsatisfactory) as well as one sight-reading judge. A choir that attains an overall rating of 1 for performance on stage and 1 for sightsinging, receives the sweepstakes trophy, the highest achievement possible at the festival. The following choirs earned Sweepstakes Trophies: SJA Beginning Treble Choir, SJA Advanced Treble Choir, CHS Men’s Choir, CHS/SJA Combined Advanced Mixed Choir and Schola Cantorum, CHS/SJA Chamber Singers.
Congratulations on an incredible year!