Chorus is the largest choral ensemble at GFS and is open to all Upper School students who are interested who wish to learn about choral singing. Comprised of approximately 80 singers, the ensemble rehearses and performs great works of choral literature while introducing and reinforcing the fundamentals of music literacy and vocal technique. Chorus sings at both the Holiday and Spring concerts, as well as various events on campus. Recent concerts have featured performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana, Gjielo’s Sunrise Mass, Olatunji’s Betelehemu, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia.
Chorus is conducted by Frank Van Atta and accompanied by Miku Shiota. Those interested in learning more about the choral program at GFS should contact the Director of Upper School Choirs, Frank Van Atta, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cantare is a performing vocal ensemble for treble voices at GFS. Cantare strives to bring voices together in powerful ways. The group explores a wide variety of choral music written for soprano and alto voicing. We have performed classical repertoire from the Medieval era up through the present day, and music from polyphonic singing traditions across the world. Within its repertoire, Cantare will strive to highlight the work of women artists and composers. Performs for daytime assemblies and evening concerts throughout the year.
Cantare is conducted by Anne Hess and accompanied by Miku Shiota. Those interested in learning more about the choral program at GFS should contact the Director of Upper School Choirs, Frank Van Atta, at email@example.com