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Choirs and Vocal Groups

Senior College Chorale

The four-part choir is one of the most revered traditions in Western Music, with songs being written and performed by vocal ensembles for much of the past 400 years. Being able to accurately sing a vocal line within a four-part choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) is a vital skill that all aspiring musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists alike) need to practise. The Sheldon Senior College Chorale apart from being our weekly assembly choir is always on call for our most important College ceremonies, from Anzac Day to Celebration of Excellence.

Rehearsal Venue - PA Theatre.

Times - Monday, 7:30am.

Conductor - Mr Gareth Jones.

Assistant Teachers - Miss Anna Butterworth (Soprano), Mr Adam Lopez.

Eve

Sheldon College's premier female vocal ensemble. Entry into this group is by audition at the start of each year. In 2012, this group received widespread acclaim when their recording of The Long And Winding Road was featured on ABC Radio. This ensemble performs professional-quality arrangements of known and original songs, and the College always receives feedback when the group performs on a Friday Assembly. Eve students are also required to take part in Senior College Chorale.

Rehearsal Venue - PA Theatre.

Times - Tuesday lunchtime, 12:30pm to 1:10pm and Friday Period 5, during EXCEL.

Conductor - Miss Rachel Head.

Top Gun

Sheldon College's outstanding male vocal group is made up of students from Years 10, 11 and 12, with opportunities for a select number of Year 8 and 9 singers to join when positions are available. This exciting vocal ensemble performs a wide range of styles from pop ballads and jazz standards to light classical songs, with most of the repertoire being arranged by the group's conductor, Mr Adam Lopez. Entry into this Senior ensemble is by audition at the start of each school year. Top Gun students are also required to take part in Senior College Chorale. 

Rehearsal Venue - PA 3.

Times - Tuesday lunchtime, 12:30pm to 1:10pm and Friday Period 5 during EXCEL.

Conductor - Mr Adam Lopez.

Voiceworx

The rapid growth of the vocal program in recent years has meant that the Middle College vocal ensemble can break into two separate performance groups. Voiceworx gives girls in Middle College (generally Years 5 to 7) an opportunity to perform in a female choir, with performances on Assembly each term. Repertoire covers a wide range of styles, including light Classical/Modern works and songs from musical theatre.

Rehearsal Venue - PA Theatre.

Times - Tuesday morning, 7:30am to 8:15am.

Conductor - Miss Anna Butterworth.

Cap Guns

The rapid growth of the vocal program in recent years has meant that the Middle College vocal ensemble can break into two separate performance groups. Cap Guns gives boys in Middle College (generally Years 5 to 7) an opportunity to perform in a male choir, with performances on Assembly each term. Repertoire includes a variety of styles covering popular song, traditional folk song, musical theatre, light jazz and movie theme songs.

Rehearsal Venue - PA 3.

Times - Tuesday morning, 7:30am to 8:15am.

Conductor - Mr Adam Lopez.

Melodic Minors (Year 1)

Students in Year 1 are invited to join the Melodic Minors. This ensemble forms the launching pad for our amazing Vocal Program, with students discovering the joy of live performance and the importance of careful practice. Songs performed by this group cover original works as well as arrangements of existing popular songs.

Rehearsal Venue - PA 6.

Times - Tuesday morning, 7:45am to 8:25am.

Conductor - Mrs Tracy James.

Harmonic Minors (Year 2)

Students in Year 2 are invited to join the Harmonic Minors. This ensemble starts to introduce students to more complex songs, with some pieces starting to use two-part singing. Songs performed by this group cover original works as well as arrangements of existing popular songs.

Rehearsal Venue - PA 6.

Times - Thursday morning, 7:45am to 8.25am.

Conductor - Mrs Tracy James.

Natural Minors (Year 3 and 4)

Students in Year 3 and 4 are invited to join the Natural Minors. Like the Year 2 Choir, this ensemble starts to introduce students to more complex songs, with many pieces starting to employ two-part singing. Songs performed by this group cover original works as well as arrangements of existing popular songs.

Rehearsal Venue - PA 6.

Times - Wednesday morning, 7:45am to 8:25am.

Conductor - Miss Anna Butterworth and Miss Rachel Head.

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