Choir is offered as an elective and is preferably taken both semesters. Students perform at a number of school events as well as in the greater community. Auditions are held in May for the coming year. NDP has four different choirs:
If you love Glee and Pitch Perfect, take the challenge in the real world of contemporary singing! A Cappella Ensemble serves intermediate to advanced singers capable of holding their own part alone or with others. Students will work toward enhancing individual vocal technique and advanced ensemble skills in 4+ part, unaccompanied harmony. Repertoire includes arrangements by Pentatonix, contemporary, Broadway, and jazz genre artists. Beatboxers are welcome! Performances may include off-campus expectations.
Concert Choir aims to serve beginning to intermediate singers. Students will learn the basics of proper breath support, healthy vocal production, blend and balance, range expansion, good intonation, ear training, and sight-reading. Concert Choir will perform a variety of music including jazz, contemporary choral, gospel, classical, and pop/Broadway music and may showcase their work at various school functions.
A club open to instrumentalists and vocalists who want to share their gifts to the school through music ministry at the monthly all-school Mass.
Honors Women's Choir
This course is a performance-based class and acceptance is by audition only. Students must exhibit advanced vocal technique, sight-reading skills and music theory knowledge. The choir will perform a variety of choral literature, including Classical, Broadway, jazz, and contemporary. Students will advance their vocal technique, sight-singing, and musicianship as well as perform for school and community functions. Performances may include off-campus expectations, including but not limited to the AMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition and AMEA All-Regionals Honors Choir.
Notre Dame Preparatory High School has a history of excellence, including Gold 1st place ratings at the Anaheim Heritage Festivals and the World Strides’ Onstage Festival in addition to AMEA’s competitions.