Fine Arts - Upper School Chorus

Choral Director: Mr. Josh Sass

The ultimate goal of the HCA Choral Department is to instill a love of music in students and to glorify God using the talents and abilities He has given. We seek to develop musicianship through ensemble singing, sight-reading, and basic theory practice.

Our middle and high school choruses perform throughout the year, on and off the HCA campus. The different choruses perform in their own concerts, as well as together at special school and community events throughout the year. Students in the HCA Chorus participate in Georgia Music Educators Association Events such as District 13 Honor Chorus, All-State Chorus, and Large Group Performance Evaluation.

6th Grade Chorus
This class is open to all 6th grade students; its purpose is to begin with the fundamentals of singing and musical concepts such as music theory, sight singing, dictation, etc.

7th & 8th Grade Chorus
The skills learned in 6th grade are further developed as voices begin to change and grow with the student. This ensemble is actually split into two different classes, but they perform together at the Fall, Christmas, and Spring Concerts. They also perform at LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation).

Women’s Ensemble
The women’s ensemble is offered to all high school female chorus students, and it provides a musical outlet for those students who may have just joined chorus or those students who may have a more rigorous academic schedule. Having their own ensemble allows them the freedom to perform a wide variety of repertoire at a number of concerts throughout the year.

Men’s Ensemble
The men’s ensemble is offered to all high school male chorus students. As they prepare for their musical lives outside of high school, they have the opportunity to perform multiple times during the school year. Having their own ensemble allows them to strongly develop the male singing voice.

Advanced Women’s Ensemble
This ensemble has been designed for the female vocal student who has been in chorus for a number of years and has an advanced understanding of musical concepts.