The Roxbury Concert Choir, a 65-member balanced chorus of mixed voices, is another of Roxbury’s curricular groups. This choir meets in one of two class sections as a five-credit curricular course, and sings a variety of traditional choral literature. The Concert Choir is made up of students who enjoy singing and wish to participate in the three major choir events: the Winter Concert, the Roxbury Invitational, and the Spring Masterworks Concert. Concert Choir is co-directed by Mr. Patrick Hachey and Ms. Krista Sweer.
The Roxbury Concert Choir has been designed to suit the needs of two types of students: students who enjoy vocal music but do not have the time to pursue a select group such as Classic Sounds Honors or Roxbury Chorale, and students who wish to improve their skills in order to make a select group in the future.
The four mandatory rehearsal requirements of the Concert Choir’s members, in addition to the three major performances of the year, are the two Spring Masterworks rehearsals and one dress rehearsal for each of the two remaining concerts. Concert Choir members are not required to give extra time beyond these major responsibilities; however, students are always encouraged to become more involved in the choir if they choose to do so, regardless of which performing group they sing with. The students will have opportunities to become members of the Choir Council as well as audition for solos, region or all-state groups, and other select groups throughout the year.
All Roxbury Choirs will work on the vocal techniques and sight-reading skills that will help them to improve their confidence and performance should they aspire to become members of one of the select groups and reach a higher level of singing.