Arts

Choir

The Bishop Lynch Choir Program Excellence at Every Level

The Bishop Lynch Fine Arts Department offers a comprehensive vocal music program, which includes opportunities for participation in vocal ensembles, as well as individual study. At every level of participation, students are introduced to sound vocal technique, sequenced skill development, and participate in concerts, festivals, and competitions, on the local, national, and international levels.


Choirs on the Go!

The BL Choirs perform on-campus to standing-room audiences, but we’re also a group that has lots of travel experience! We participate in music festivals, competitions, and arrange performance tours that take us to local, national, and international venues. Past travel includes trips to:
  • Epiphany Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
  • France - singing in the Great Cathedrals of Notre Dame de Paris, Chartes, Rouen, Bayeuz, and La Madeleine
  • Rome and Assisi - singing concerts and Mass at the Vatican
  • Ireland - a concert tour that took us from Shannon to Dublin
  • Montreal and Quebec- singing at the shrines and basilicas of French Canada
  • Orlando- Universal Studios/Disney World
  • New York City - singing at Lincoln Center and Riverside Church
  • Washington D.C.- performances at the National Shrine and at Kennedy Center
  • Chicago - competition at Orchestra Hall, Holy Name Cathedral
  • Colorado Springs - singing at Garden of the Gods
  • New Orleans - singing at venues including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral
  • San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, South Padre Island
The A Cappella Choir has accepted an invitation from the Archdiocese of Barcelona, Spain to sing as part of their "Sacred Music in Sacred Spaces" initiative - inviting Catholic choirs with a history of quality performances to sing in concert at some of the great cathedrals and basilicas in Barcelona. We are honored to be part of this program and are planning a performance/pilgrimage in March 2019.

Choir Department

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Choir Course Offerings

Junior Varsity Treble Choir - Designed to teach the fundamentals of singing and reading music. The emphasis is on good choral singing technique and developing the skills involved in being part of a performinbg group. Students participate in all major concerts and may participate in a spring competition. Open to all freshmen treble singers and those upperclass students with limited choral experience.

A Cappella Choir - Performance-oriented ensemble, consisting of singers who have completed Junior Varsity choir, or who have gained menmbership through an audition or placement by the director. While continuing to learn the rudiments of good vocal skills, emphasis is also placed on music as a performing medium, and challenging music from all historical periods is studied. Students often travel in the spring, both nationally and internationally.

Studio Voice Class - Independent study class for junior and senior choir members who wish to pursue more intensive vocal coaching - usually in preparation for creating a portfolio for auditions. Lessons are scheduled individually with the director, and a juried recital is performed at the end of the year.

Co-Curricular Choirs

Women's Select Choir - An elite group whose singers are chosen through an audition process, this group meets on Wednesday afternoons. Dedicated to performing music arranged specifically for treble voices, this choir has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and at Lincoln Center in New York as part of the National Choral Festival of Gold. 

Men's Ensemble - Comprised of the tenor and bass sections of the A Cappella Choir, this group rehearses primarily on Tuesday afternoons. Performing music arranged specifically for men's voices, the repertoire of Men's Ensemble ranges from classical works to those of a more contemporary nature. 

Harmony Show Choir - Designed to showcase the singing and dancing talents of its members, this group meets on Thursday afternoons and performs a wide variety of music with a primary focus on Broadway. Students earn membership through vocal and movement audition, where confidence and stage presence are necessary components. The emphasis is on the development of fullly choreographed productions. Past offerings have included medleys from GREASE, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING...DREAMCOAT, WICKED and THE LION KING.