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Southwest Singers is the flagship choir at Southwest. This 11th - 12th grade mixed advanced ensemble is an auditioned group and performs a variety of high-level choral repertoire.  The group performs several times each year and tours annually in the spring.  The goal of this ensemble is to further hone both the individual and large-group musical skills of each student and prepare students for continuation in music beyond high school. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Fisher.

 

Chamber Singers is a smaller select choir made up of students from Southwest Singers.  This 11th - 12th grade mixed advanced ensemble is an auditioned group and performs a variety of music including traditional choral, madrigals, motets, vocal jazz, pop, a cappella music.  The group performs throughout the community for special events in addition to singing at choir concerts.  The goal of this ensemble is to hone high-level musical skills of each student and to represent Southwest High School in our community. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Fisher.

 

Donne Voce is an all-women’s 10th - 12th grade ensemble that performs intermediate-advanced literature.  This advanced ensemble is an auditioned group and performs a variety of choral repertoire.  The group performs several times each year and tours annually in the spring.  The goal of this ensemble is to further hone both the individual and large-group musical skills of each student and prepare students for continuation in music beyond high school. This ensemble is directed by Ms. Stanke.

 

Bass Choir (soon to be re-named) is a tenor/bass 10th - 12th grade ensemble that performs intermediate-advanced literature.  This advanced ensemble is an auditioned group and performs a variety of choral repertoire.  The group performs several times each year and occasionally tours in the spring.  The goal of this ensemble is to further hone both the individual and large-group musical skills of each student and prepare students for continuation in music beyond high school. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Fisher.

 

Cantemos is a tenor/bass 9th grade ensemble that performs literature for the developing voice.  This ensemble does not require an audition and performs a variety of choral repertoire. The group performs several times each year. The goal of this ensemble is to establish and develop individual and large-group musical skills of each student. Cantemos and Cantare rehearse at the same time, and occasionally perform together. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Fisher.

 

Cantare is a soprano/alto 9th grade ensemble that performs literature for the developing voice.  This ensemble does not require an audition and performs a variety of choral repertoire.  The group performs several times each year. The goal of this ensemble is to establish and develop individual and large-group musical skills of each student. Cantemos and Cantare rehearse at the same time, and occasionally perform together. This ensemble is directed by Mrs. Stanke.

 

This year, there will be a new Select Tenor/Bass ensemble, yet to be named. This 9th - 12th grade advanced ensemble is an auditioned group and performs a variety of music, focusing on pop and a cappella songs. The group performs throughout the community for special events in addition to singing at some choir concerts.  The goal of this ensemble is to hone high-level musical skills of each student and to represent Southwest High School in our community. Rehearsals are 1 day a week, zero hour. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Fisher.