Chorus

Lake Buena Vista High School Chorus

 Welcome to the new LBV Chorus Program! Whether an experienced singer, or someone just trying out chorus for the first time, all students are invited and encouraged to join our growing chorus community. The future line up of choirs includes Lyric Voices, Legato Treble Choir, Bravura Tenor-Bass Club, and our two auditioned ensembles: Vivace Voices and Vista Voices! Details about each choir are below.

 All chorus students will perform on the LBV auditorium stage every semester and at Music Performance Assessment (MPA) each year. They will also have opportunities for off-campus experiences like performing at Disney’s Annual Candlelight Processional at EPCOT and traveling on future chorus trips to perform at choral competitions and in iconic venues like Carnegie Hall in New York City!

 To be part of the LBV Chorus Program, choose “Chorus” as one of your electives and we will be sure you are placed in the best ensemble for you. Auditions for advanced ensembles are open to rising sophomores and juniors and will be held in May 2021. As spaces are available, we may hold additional auditions over the summer and the first week of August. 

 Here is the future line up of LBV Chorus ensembles:

Lyric Voices 

 Welcoming you to the high school chorus experience, Lyric Voices consists of freshman (9th grade) soprano and alto singers of all experience levels, from beginning to advanced. This important first year experience builds friendships and leadership among your graduating class and lays the foundation for a lifetime of singing in high school and beyond. In this course, students gain a firm foundation of vocal technique and musicianship skills for beginning singers, while offering more advanced skill development and leadership opportunities for those with more experience. This course is a great way to try out chorus for the first time, but those who have sung in middle school chorus (even advanced middle school ensembles) will also find the level of difficulty in this course to be appropriately challenging. To be placed in this class, simply choose “Chorus” as an elective. No experience necessary, no audition required, just sign up!

 “Lyric” is a musical term that refers to lighter voices and to expressing emotion in music.

Legato Treble Choir

 Legato Treble Choir consists of sopranos and altos in grades 10-12 with beginning to intermediate levels of skill development. The ensemble provides a supportive and enjoyable environment for singers to enhance and develop their vocal technique and musicianship skills. Singers in this ensemble prepare a wide variety of high-quality music for performance. This course is a great way to try out chorus for the first time, but those who have sung in choirs before will also find the level of difficulty in this course to be appropriately challenging. To be placed in this class, simply choose “Chorus” as an elective. No experience necessary, no audition required, just sign up!

 “Legato” is a musical term that means “smooth and connected,” as members of this ensemble will be connected to one another in a positive and welcoming chorus community.

Bravura Tenor-Bass Club

In the great tradition of men’s choruses in the United States, such as the Harvard Glee Club or the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, the Bravura Tenor-Bass Club provides a rigorous musical experience and supportive social community for tenor and bass singers of all experience levels, from beginning to advanced, in grades 9-12 at LBVHS. In this course, students gain a firm foundation of vocal technique and musicianship skills for beginning singers, while offering more advanced skill development as well as leadership and mentorship opportunities for those with more experience. This course is a great way to try out chorus for the first time, but those who have sung in choirs before will also find the level of difficulty in this course to be appropriately challenging. To be placed in this class, simply choose “Chorus” as an elective. No experience necessary, no audition required, just sign up!

 “Bravura” is a musical term that means to perform with great skill, spirit and confidence!

Vivace Voices

Vivace Voices consists of sopranos and altos in grades 10-12 with intermediate to advanced levels of skill development. In this ensemble, singers continue to develop their vocal technique, practice more challenging musicianship skills, and prepare a wide variety of challenging repertoire for performance. As one of our advanced ensembles, Vivace performs off-campus at competitions, conferences, festivals, and special events. Membership is by audition only. Stay tuned if you are interested in auditioning for our advanced choirs.

 “Vivace” is a musical term that means “lively,” as this group creates an exciting learning environment and enlivens the rehearsal process through a collaborative approach to the study, creation, and performance of music.

Vista Voices

Vista Voices is an elite SATB ensemble that consists of some of the finest musicians and singers at Lake Buena Vista High School. Considered the flagship ensemble of the LBV Chorus Program, Vista Voices serves as an ambassador-at-large for Lake Buena Vista High School throughout the Central Florida community and beyond, including entertainment for Orlando-area conventions and holiday events. These singers work on advanced level ear training, music literacy, and vocal technique through preparation and performance of an extensive amount of challenging repertoire. They perform a wide variety of music, from Renaissance to Contemporary styles, including pop, Broadway, and vocal jazz. Membership is by audition only. Stay tuned if you are interested in auditioning for our advanced choirs. 

 “Vista” means a far-reaching view, or vision of the future, as this group prepares students for a meaningful life beyond high school, no matter their collegiate or professional path, and audiences are inspired by these young artists who are the next generation of leaders and creatives.