College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

MS Chorus US Swing Choir Upper School Choral Concert

Choral Music

The choral experience at Holton-Arms begins in fifth grade as an outgrowth of the general music program. Every student in grades 5-12 with the desire to sing can participate in a choral ensemble that rehearses within the school day.

Here students learn to breathe life into the musical notes on the printed page, to contribute to a collaborative and rigorous rehearsal process, to find their own voices through the music, to understand music as a reflection of society, to acquire the skills for expressive musical performance, and to build a cohesive ensemble.

The work of the Holton choruses culminates in at least two concert appearances each year. Their music is also woven into the fabric of community life throughout the school year such as the Thanksgiving Assembly, Alumnae Reunion, Admissions Open houses, and Commencement.

Annual Concerts include:

  • Lower School Winter Concert
  • Winter Choral Concert – Middle and Upper Schools
  • Spring Choral Concert – Upper School
  • Spring Choral Concert - Lower and Middle Schools
  • Independent Schools Choral Festival – featuring choruses from nine area schools (held each October in the Washington National Cathedral)
  • Independent Schools Vocal Ensemble Night for small ensembles (held each April)