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Fine & Performing Arts

Congratulations go to Chrissy Whalen '13, a talented vocalist who sang the part of Sandy in Grease in Concert.  Chrissy has been chosen to participate in the All-State Music Festival in early March 2012. 

Chorus Good Fountain Players Drama Instrumental Ensemble


Description

The Fine and Performing Arts program at Fontbonne consist of choral and instrumental talent. There are several areas that students can perform using their singing or instrumental music talents. 

Select Chorus & Jazz Choir


Select Chorus

Select Chorus is an audition only choral group of 30 young women that meets after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.  In addition to a varied repertoire, music theory and sight reading will be taught according to each student’s proficiency level.  Select Chorus performs throughout the year at many school functions, liturgies, private weddings and social events.  Select Chorus members are eligible to audition for the Eastern Massachusetts District Music Festival and if recommended, the Massachusetts All-State Music Festival.
• Elective
• Audition only
• Open to all Freshwomen/Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors
• Credit:.50
• Select Chorus Members are not able to participate in our sports programs due to conflicts in rehearsal and practice times as well as performances and games.
• Select Chorus members must purchase Alfred’s Complete Essential’s of Music Theory.
• Select Chorus members must buy a gown, earrings, and character shoes.
• Requirements: Participation in our Christmas Concert, Evening of the Arts Concert, two concerts with Boston College High School choral groups, and all performances and competitions as arranged by the Music Director.  This elective is taken in addition to six major subjects.

Italy Trip
Select Chorus members in grades 10, 11, & 12 will be singing at the Vatican in Rome and in Naples during our April Vacation 2013. 

Select Chorus/Jazz Choir Officers:
Tri-Presidents: Emma Byrne '13, Emily Mazza '13, Laura Sullivan '13

Jazz Choir

Jazz Choir, an audition-only choir, is a very select group of 12 young women who are chosen from Select Chorus.  To be considered for Jazz Choir you must be a member of Select Chorus for at least one year and you must participate in both Select and Jazz.  Rehearsals follow Select Chorus and are from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. The concentration is on the jazz style featuring close 3- and 4-part harmonic voicings and acapella settings.  Jazz Choir performs throughout the year at many Fontbonne events as well as private functions in the surrounding communities.
• Elective
• Audition only
• Credit .50 Honors
• Jazz Choir members are not able to participate in our sports programs due to conflicts in rehearsal and practice times as well as performances and games.
• Jazz Choir members must buy a jazz dress and earrings.
• Requirements: Participation in our Christmas Concert, Evening of the Arts Concert, two concerts with Boston College High School choral groups, and all performances and competitions as arranged by the Music Director.  This elective is taken in addition to six major subjects.

 

Instrumental Ensemble

The Instrumental Music Ensemble meets daily and includes string, brass, woodwind, guitar, piano, and percussions. The ensemble is open to experienced and beginning players. Students have an opportunity to audition for the Young Musician's Festival and the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Southeast District Music Festival.

Requirements: Participation in the Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, and three dress rehearsals. There are also several liturgies and outside performances as arranged by the music director.

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