Women’s Choral Ensemble is designed to expose the student to the art of choral singing at the high school level. Students are asked to audition in order to place voice parts. Emphases include rudimentary music theory, sight-singing, and ear training. The choir performs SSA and SSAA pieces, both accompanied and a cappella. Music reading is not a prerequisite for this course. Students’ proficiency in these areas will increase as they learn to read, rehearse, and perform various choral works of many different musical styles-both sacred and secular. Participation in school Masses, on and off campus concerts, and performances with other music groups at Cardinal Gibbons is required. Students may take this course in consecutive years; the Honors Option is only available to students in Year 2. *See page 5 regarding PE Deferment for Rising 9th grade students.