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A CIRCLE OF STRENGTH AND LOVE--WHERE EVERY VOICE IS NUTURED

250 voices come together everyday to create beauty, to be part of something bigger than themselves--to laugh, to cry, to sing!  This is the Los Cerritos Choir.  We are one.  We are family.

Every family has a story to tell--let us tell you ours



 
Meet our Choirs

TREBLE TONE AND NOTEABLES

WHERE STUDENTS
FIND THEIR VOICE,
FORM LIFE-LONG FRIENDSHIPS
AND DISCOVER THE LCMS CHOIR STYLE.

This choir is for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders who wish to explore and learn the fundamentals of choral singing. This class is designed specifically to meet the needs of the novice singer.  Music is carefully chosen to enhance and further the development of these young voices.  Ear training, pitch retention, tone, breath control, and sight reading are begun in this year.

 

Treble Tones/Noteables Choir are designed for Treble Voices and require no audition.  Students may choose to take beginning choir for up to two years before auditioning for one of our Honor Choirs or may audition upon completion of their first year.

 

Treble Tones/Noteables are MIXED Choirs—made up of both boys and girls.  All in-coming 6th graders are placed in one of our beginning choirs so that they can learn the LCMS Choir style and sound before auditioning for Honor choirs in the upper grades.

 

Anyone who is considering being a part of LCMS Vocal Music is STRONGLY encouraged to join Treble Tones/Noteables in their 6th grade year.  A year of beginning choir gives everyone the best chance for a successful admission into one of our Honor choirs—no matter how much past singing experience you may have. 

 

Both of our beginning choirs are fully supported by our Peer Tutor program. 

Honor Choir Coaches coach beginning choir members as needed. 

 

Noteables or Treble Tones are the first steps a student takes into the LCMS choir family—and will be the highlight of a student’s time at LCMS. 

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BEL CANTO

BEL CANTO: ITALIAN FOR "BEAUTIFUL SINGING" OR "BEAUTIFUL SONG"

Bel Canto is made up of 7th and 8th-grade young women— who want the opportunity and challenge of singing Classical Choir Music.  This group is made up of treble voices.  The literature performed by this ensemble is challenging two, three and four part music.  Music will be accompanied or acapella.

Women in Bel Canto learn to sing in a variety of languages including

French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish and Hebrew.

 

This class is designed to meet the needs of junior high school girls changing voices.  Yes—girls’ voices change too—and this class helps our young women to obtain a light, un-forced bell tone in their singing.  This is the choral standard that will give our students a vocal instrument that they can enjoy and use for many years.  Our goal in Bel Canto is a free tone that is completely unrestricted.  This gives freedom to the overall choral sound and produces a sense of composure in the listener. 

 

This Choir is an LCMS Honor Level Choir requiring an audition to participate.

Bel Canto is open only to 7th/8th-grade girls.

We encourage a year of Treble Tones/Noteables before auditioning.

 

 

 

MEN'S ENSEMBLE

DEVELOPING SELF-CONFIDENCE, LEADERSHIP, SENSITIVITY AND DISTINCTION.

At Los Cerritos Choir we are passionate and committed to providing the best training for young male singers.  Beginning with our Noteables/Treble Tones we nurture, foster and encourage our boys to become young men of character and creators of artistry. 

 

Junior high is a time of rapid change in the male voice--and at times it can be frustrating and even embarrassing.  The LCMS Vocal Music Dept. not only feels your pain—but we get it—and we have solutions and techniques to get you through this difficult time. Boys who do not sing through the voice change loose all their upper range, and that is why we not only encourage the boys to sing every day, but we show them how to keep their high range and add the new lower notes to it—hopefully creating at least a two octave range by the time they leave to  attend high school. 

 

We employ the finest MALE vocal teachers and coaches to help facilitate this.  This class is taught BOYS ONLY so that every male feels comfortable in finding his inner voice and reaching his full potential.

 

Men’s Ensemble sings a wide range of music from classical to contemporary acapella  

 

THIS is the perfect place--the perfect time for young men to continue singing,

or to start singing for the first time. 

 

 

This Choir is an LCMS Honor Level Choir requiring an audition to participate.

Men’s Ensemble is open only to 7th/8th-grade boys.

We encourage a year of Treble Tones/Beginning Choir before auditioning

 

CONTEMPO

MODERN, FRESH AND CONTEMPLATIVE MUSIC TO CHALLENGE AND INSPIRE.

Contempo Choir is made up of 7th and 8th-grade young women who are ready to use

their classical knowledge with modern or “contemporary” stylings. 

 

Contempo performs 2, 3 and 4-part choral music ranging in style from classical works-- to vocal jazz-- to contemporary choral music.  Students must possess a strong ear, as the modern choral sound is both dissonant and challenging.   This class is not designed to teach musical theatre nor is it designed to feature current pop music.  This class is designed to introduce the students to the fresh and innovative choral music being featured at the high school and collegiate level.

 

Contempo is paired with Men’s Ensemble for both Winter and Spring concerts. This allows both groups to experience the richness and joy of singing Mixed Choral music. 

 

Young women in this class are encouraged to have had one full year of Bel Canto choir—as the techniques taught in Bel Canto will be developed further in this class.

 

This Choir is an LCMS Honor Level Choir requiring an audition to participate.

Contempo is open only to 7th/8th-grade girls.

We encourage a year of Treble Tones/Beginning Choir and a year of Bel Canto choir before auditioning.

CHAMBER SINGERS

WHERE FAMILY IS FOREVER

Los Cerritos Chamber Singers is made up of LCMS Choir alumni (high school students) and select current LCMS Choir members.  

LCMS Chamber allows former choir members to continue to develop both their leadership skills as well as their vocal technique.  High School students serve as excellent role models and teachers to the current junior high school students and support the choir in a variety positions.  

 

Chamber Choir is a service organization.  Chamber members are expected to serve the choir through a variety of service opportunities such as being ushers, selling refreshments, working backstage, and fundraising. 

 

Family is forever.  Chamber provides an opportunity for LCMS alums to give back to the choir while maintaining their relationships and forming new ones with the younger students.  

 

  Music is difficult and students are required to practice on their own.  Chamber meets outside of the school day. 

 

Selection is by the LCMS Choir Director. 

 
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