Choral Music

Varsity Chorale is made up of the most advanced musicians with exceptional voices.  These students are extremely dedicated to the rehearsal process.  Their focus and ability to work with the director must be beyond reproach.  They will perform on all major concerts, contests, and shows.  They will prepare an audition for the ISSMA All-State Honors Choir and a solo for District State Solo and Ensemble.  This choir is primarily comprised of juniors and seniors.  There may be exceptional sophomores and freshmen in Chorale. Students will spend time developing advanced music reading and comprehension skills.

Treble Ensemble
 is made up of relatively new female students to the high school choral program.  Many of the students are freshman and sophomores, but there may be juniors and seniors in the class as well.  They will perform on all major concerts, contests, and shows.  
They will prepare an audition for the ISSMA All-State Honors Choir and a solo for District State Solo and Ensemble.  An emphasis of sight-reading and comprehension will be stressed.  

Men's Chorus is made up of relatively new male students to the high school choral program.  Many of the students are freshmen and sophomores, but there may be juniors and seniors in the class as well.  They will perform on all major concerts, contests, and shows.  They will prepare an audition for the ISSMA All-State Honors Choir and a solo for District State Solo and Ensemble.  An emphasis of sight-reading and comprehension will be stressed.

JH Advanced Choir is made up of primarily 2nd year junior high choral students, however some exceptional 1st year junior high choral students may be admitted to the class.  They will perform on all major concerts, contests, and shows. They will continue to build on sight-reading skills to further music comprehension.

JH Beginning Choir is made up of junior high students who are brand new to the choral program at Paoli Jr/Sr High School.  They will perform on all major concerts, contests, and shows.  They will learn the fundamental building blocks of sight-reading to start music comprehension.

The choirs are directed by Chelsea Bolas and hold annual and seasonal concerts every year, including the popular Friday Night Live!, the high school program's end of the year show.  In addition to their many concerts, the high school choirs also participate with several ISSMA sponsored events, including All-State Honors Choir, District and State Solo and Ensemble, and Organizational Contest.  The junior high choir program puts on a different wacky musical every fall (open only to junior high choir students).  Look for the choirs in the fall at Paoli Fall Festival as well as in the Fall Parade!  

Admission for concerts is free of charge.  Shows and musicals are $5 admission fee for students and adults, free for 11 and under.  The choral department is always accepting free will donations.  We are currently raising fees for tuxedos for our high school gentlemen singers!