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Welcome to the Bishop Amat Choral Department webpage!

 

The Bishop Amat Choral Department promotes goodness, discipline, and knowledge through the art of choral music. The department consists of five ensembles - the Chamber Singers, the Women's Choir, the Men's Choir, the Junior Lancer Choir, and the EnsemBELLs.

 

Please click on the links to the right for more information about each ensemble.

 

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Posted on 6-3-17

 

Congratulations to our newest members of the Chamber Singers! Thank you to all who auditioned!

 

Chamber Singers 2017-2018

 

Emmanuel Cordova

Grace Elder

Kalea Fajardo

Thomas Garcia

Nicholas Goldbach

Daniela Gonzalez

Miranda Granados

Aaron Iglesias

Micaela Macaraeg
Alyssa Martinez
Ysabella Militello
Brandon Nguyenbui
Anais Padilla
Luke Rivera
Alegra Rodriguez
Jacob Rodriguez
Marissa Rodriguez
Sara Salazar
Cisco Sengupta
Ryan Stiegmann
Stephanie Trujillo
Marisa Uribe
Enrique Valenzuela
Kory Vazquez
Sara Vazquez
Emily Zavala

 

 

** A mandatory retreat is being held on Monday, June 5th - Thursday, June 8th. There is also a mandatory Parent/Student Meeting on Monday, June 5th at 6:00 pm in the PAB. Those who have been selected for Chamber Singers, please check your email this afternoon for further information.**

 

 

 

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Posted on 6-3-17

Why Join Choir???

  1. Singing makes you happy and reduces stress. While you sing, your body produces both endorphins and oxytocin.  Endorphins are hormones associated with feelings of pleasure and joy and oxytocin is another hormone which has been found to alleviate anxiety and stress.  
  2. Friendship. More than 42 million Americans sing in choruses, so you’re sure to make some new buddies.
  3. Bring home A’s. Research shows that students who sing in choruses get better grades than students who don’t.
  4. Make your college application shine. Admission folks will love to see that you’re involved in extracurricular activities—especially an activity like choir, which develops teamwork skills and self-discipline.
  5. Learn something new. Most of the students in the program had little to no experience when they joined. Now many of them can read music, understand proper vocal technique, and they perform regularly.

What choir classes are offered at Bisohp Amat?

  1. The courses offered depend on how many students are enrolled.  Most likely, we will have the following classes for the 2017-2018 school year.
    1. Women’s Choir
    2. Men’s Choir
    3. Chamber Singers (Audition Required)
  2. The Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir classes fulfill the UC Fine Arts Requirement.
  3. The only group that requires an audition is the Chamber Singers.

How do I join?

  1. Email Mrs. Escovar to let her know you will be joining! jescovar@bishopamat.org
  2. Meet with your guidance counselor and enroll in…
    1. Lancer Chorus (UC Fine Arts Credit)
    2. Summer School – Freshman Composition & Digital Literacy (incoming Freshman only)
  3. If you’re interested in joining the Chamber Singers, Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year has passed. Please look for audition information in the Spring of 2018 to audition for the 2018-2019 school year. (Tenors and Basses might still have the opportunity to audition for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Mrs. Escovar if you're interested at jescovar@bishopamat.org).