Choir

Choir is offered as an elective and is preferably taken both semesters. Students perform at a number of school events, competitions and special celebrations in the greater community. 

Concert Choir

This mixed choir is for those new to choral ensembles who want to develop their skills further before advancing on to one of the auditioned ensembles. Students will learn basic vocal pedagogy and technique, sight reading skills and perform a variety of music from various choral styles. No experience or audition is needed to join.

Bella Voce

An auditioned choir for treble singers, this is an ensemble that learns advanced repertoire and regularly performs both on-campus and off-campus. Bella Voce expands on the concepts of vocal technique/pedagogy, explores historical and cultural connections in a wide variety of music and sharpens sight-reading skills at a high level. Bella Voce regularly competes at the Jazz/Madrigal Festival in Flagstaff as well as music festivals outside of Arizona.

Chamber Singers

Coming Soon!  This auditioned, mixed ensemble is made up of select singers that perform a variety of repertoire- from madrigals to vocal jazz/pop and everything in between. Auditions will be held later in the year- stay tuned for more information!

Kids singing at Mass

MEET MR. HEYDE

 

Robert Heyde is the choral director at Notre Dame Prep as well as an active performer and conductor around the Phoenix valley. He served as the choral director at Scottsdale Prep for 7 years. Mr. Heyde is also the choral director at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Parish, where he has served in the musical department since 2011.

He has performed various operatic and concert roles through Saint Barnabas, the Phoenix Chorale, North Valley Chorale, Solis Camerata and Arizona State University. Mr. Heyde has served as a regional choral chair for the Arizona Music Educators Association, enjoys coaching his sons in Little League baseball and resides in Cave Creek with his wife, Stephanie, and their three young boys, Andrew, Beckham and Hudson.

Choir News!

NEW FACE, NEW SPACE

We are happy to welcome our new choral educator, Mr. Robert Heyde. He will have the honor of being the first choir director to teach in our new St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Building.

Mr. Heyde is excited to build our choir program and he invites all men and women interested in vocal performance to reach out to him at rheyde@ndpsaints.org.

Three choir students from Notre Dame Prep; Ashton Rains, Ruby Purcell, and Frankie Keffer were selected from a pool of applicants from all over the world to sing at Carnagie Hall in January 2020. They were the last Saints to enjoy this opportunity as the 2021 concert was canceled. We are hopeful that the concert will resume in 2022.