Vocal Music

A complete repertoire of academic study and performance opportunities comprises Blair’s lively vocal music program. Students of every experience level are welcome to join the Blair Academy Singers, the School’s main choral ensemble, which rehearses during the academic day throughout the school year. The Singers practice a varied selection of classical and contemporary works, perform at School events and concerts, and travel to venues near and far to share their love of music.

Elite vocalists are selected by audition for the Chamber Choir, a group of dedicated students who wish to pursue choral singing at the highest level. The Chamber Choir rehearses a challenging and diverse repertoire, and performs on and off campus.

Students may also pursue their interest in vocal music in private lessons and several academic electives, including, in recent years, Advanced Placement (AP) music theory, song writing and musical theatre.

View a schedule of upcoming performances by Blair’s vocal musicians.

Sample Repertoire for Singers & Chamber Choir

O schone Nacht Johannes Brahms
Non nobis, Domine Rosephanye Powell
Northern Lights Ola Gjeilo
Il bison e dolce cigno Jacques Arcadelt
Sure on this Shining Night Morten Lauridsen
My Spirit Sang All Day Gerald Finzi
Shenandoah arr. James Erb
Ride On, King Jesus Moses Hogan
Elijah Rock Moses Hogan
Miserere mei, Deus Gregorio Allegri
Cantate Domino Hans Leo Hassler
Ave Maria Franz Biebl
Hold On! Chester L. Alwes

Sample Repertoire for Singers & Orchestra

Gloria in D, RV 589 Antonio Vivaldi
Ave Verum Corpus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jerusalem Charles Hubert Hastings Perry
Spaseniye Sodelal Pavel Chesnakov
Duh Tvoy Blagiy Pavel Chesnakov
Carmina Burana, I. O Fortuna Carl Orff
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