Choirs

Click here to view the 2016-2017 PNHS Choir Handbook.

Curricular Choirs

Concert Choir is a select choir open by audition to students with a proficiency in vocal and sight-reading skills. The choir performs choral literature of all styles at five concerts and selected festivals. Students will explore advanced concepts of music theory relating to tonality, vocal technique, and sight reading. Students are highly encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities such as IMEA, Solo & Ensemble, and private voice lessons.

Treble Choir is an intermediate-level choir open by audition to sophomore, junior, and senior women with choral experience and consent of the instructor. The curriculum is based on intermediate concepts of vocal fundamentals and music theory. Emphasis will be placed on intervals, scales and sight reading. Students will perform choral literature of all styles at five concerts throughout the year and in select festivals.

Mixed Choir is open to all students; no previous choral experience is necessary. The ensemble performs choral literature of all styles at five concerts a year. The course content includes learning basic vocal technique and music theory concepts. Students will learn solfege, notational skills, and the basics of sight reading.

Co-Curricular Choirs

Northern Vocies is a small, advanced mixed ensemble that focuses on madrigals and other early music during semester one and jazz during semester two. The group sings for concerts, assemblies, and community appearances as well as the annual Madrigal Dinners. Auditions are held within the first two weeks of school in the fall. For more information about the annual Madrigal Dinner, visit the Madrigal Dinner Page.

Bella Voce is a select group of female vocalists open by audition to PNHS choir students. Bella Voce performs music ranging from the Renaissance to the present at all choir concerts, the Madrigal Dinner, as well as various special events. Their name, contrived and voted on by the members of the group, literally means "Beautiful Voice" in Italian and represents the focus of these talented young ladies.

Acafellas is a select group of male vocalists open to all PNHS students. The Acafellas perform music ranging from the Renaissance to DooWop to the present at all choir concerts, assemblies, as well as various special events.