South High Magnet School is proud to have 6 curricular choirs offered throughout the day, with 3 of them being traditional "Concert Choirs". Each curricular choirs meets for one period a day.
Cantaré (or Mixed Chorus) is our only non-auditioned curricular choir at SHMS. Cantaré is comprised of students 9-12, and typically perform once a quarter at our home concerts. There are currently two sections on Cantaré - Cantaré Men, and Cantaré Women. This class meets once a school day.
Coro Brava is the all female choral ensemble at South High Magnet School. This group is typically comprised of students 10-12, however exceptions can be made to allow Freshman to participate in the group per Mrs. Bolton and Mr. Gruttemeyer. This group performs at every home concert, district music contest, and at events in the South Omaha Area.
Concert Choir/Honors Concert Choir
Concert Choir/Honors Concert Choir is the top Choral Ensemble offered at SHMS. Members of Concert Choir perform at every home Vocal Music Concert, and anywhere between 4-6 extra concerts a year. Members of Honors Concert Choir must meet extra standards to receive honors credit.
Concert Choir Audition Excerpts
Instructions: You may either come in and sing for Gruttemeyer after school OR send an MP4 to him at tyler.gruttemeyer followed by @ops.org. Video must include student singing in the background. If file is too large to attach to an email, you can upload to YouTube and make it "Unlisted" and send the link to Gruttemeyer. If sending an email, please include in the subject line "Audition Excerpt and either week 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 (depending on the week you turn it in).
Week 1 (Due August 30th by 11:59p.m.)
Week 1 - Scales and Arpeggios & Second Verse of Brahms, measures 8-36
You can choose to either make two seperate videos, or one video with both excerpts on it if you so choose. The piano for the Brahms cut with begin at Measure 5, and you will need to take the second ending at measure 31 to finalize the excerpt.
Week 2 (Due September 6th by 11:59p.m.)
This week you are to sing measures 52-72 of "Let all the World in Every Corner Sing".
Music will begin on Beat 1 of measure 48, you begin singing at measure 52.
(Hint: Count your entrance! Otherwise, you'll probably get lost!)
Let all the World in Every Corner Sing
New to the 2018-2019 School year, Chamber Singers is an advanced chamber ensemble specializing in music meant for advanced and small choirs. Students MUST be enrolled in Concert Choir to be enrolled in Chamber Singers.