Choral Music

Upcoming Performances

Choral Music Schedule for 2013-2014

Music Fundraiser (PV-IB) program
Sept 10    6:00-9:00
CUSD Center for the Arts
Barbershop Youth Harmony
Sept 20 - 22
Sly Park Educational Ctr., Pollack Pines, CA

Sing at a Delta Kappa Gamma Luncheon
Oct 19    11:00am -12noon
Bidwell Presbyterian

See's Candy Fundraiser
Nov 4 - Dec 2

ACDA Honor Choir
Nov 14-16

Winter Concert
Dec 10   7:00pm
CUSD Center for the Arts

A Capella Choir sings for 6th Grade Concert
Dec 11   9:15am-10:45am
CUSD Center for the Arts

Chico Chic at Elk's Lodge
Dec 12    12:00pm-1:00pm
Elk's Lodge

Chico Chic at President's Mansion
Dec 12   4:00-5:00
President's Mansion, CSUC

Junior High Honor Choir (9th graders only)
Jan 17-18
CUSD Center for the Arts

CMEA North Section Select Choir
Jan 17-18    9:00am

Choir Department Yard Sale
Jan 24 (Set up)    3:00-5:00pm
Jan 25 (Sale)       8:00am-2:00pm
Commons CHS

NCBDA Honor Choir
Feb 6-8  8:00am
Sonoma State Univ.

Arts for All Gala
Feb 12

Singing Valentines
Feb 13
Chico High School

ACDA Conference
Feb 19-22
Santa Barbara

CMEA Music Festival
March 28  8:00am-5:00pm
Bidwell Presbyteraian

Private Luncheon
April 9   10:15 - 11:45
Marie Callendars

Cal RTA Luncheon
April 15   11:30 - 12:55
Shelly's Creative Catering

Sing at CJHS (a Capella Choir)
April 16  10:30am - 11:20am
Chico Jr. High School

Cal ACSA Luncheon
April 30   11:30 - 12:55
Shelly's Creative Catering

Trip to see Spamalot and go to dinner
May 1   5pm - 10:30pm
Laxson (CSU Chico) & Grana

Spring Concert/Silent Auction
May 13   7:00 pm 
CUSD Center for the Arts

Sell Parking Spaces at CSUC Graduation
May 17 & 18  7:00am - 9:00am
CHS parking lots

Evening Parent Recital
May 28  6:00pm - 9pm
CHS Chorale room--D2/D1

A Capella Choir Musical Theater Gala
May 29 & 30     7:00pm 

June 1

June 5

Choral Department

Chico High School has long had a strong and distinguished music program.

Over the years, CHS has been fortunate to have some very talented music directors and students. The trophies, plaques and awards are too numerous to display in one place.

There are six ensembles in the Choral Department:
  • A Cappella
  • Madrigals
  • Mixed Chorus
  • ChicoVoce (jazz choir)
  • Chico Chic (girls' quartet)
  • Sac Street Boys (barbershop quartet)  
Each of these ensembles performs at concerts and for special events in the community throughout the year. The three larger ensembles consistently take top honors at regional festivals in Northern California.  

A Cappella

The A Cappella Choir is a 40-voice mixed choir.  This is the premier large ensemble at Chico High School.  Students must pass a rigorous audition to be primarily on traditional choral music ranging from the Renaissance to 20th century compositions.

Chico Chic

Another ensemble at Chico High is Chico Chic. Chic's focus is "girl group" songs from the 50's and 60's. They are giving the Sac Street Boys competition in the volume of requests they receive. In 2010-2011, Chic members are Emily Moline, Haley Chamberlain, Rachel Jackson, and Lindy Edstrom.  Chic meets once a week during lunch. Singing Valentines and Birthday Grams are two of Chic's big events.

Jazz Choir (ChicoVoce)

Vocal Jazz is one of the most difficult styles of music to learn and perform. The members of ChicoVoce must be the musicians of the highest caliber. Voce is currently a female jazz group that rehearses one day a week at lunch.


Chico High Madrigal Choir is another small group that rehearses at lunch one day a week.  They sing music from the Renaissance period.  Students must be enrolled in Mixed Chorus or A Cappella Choir to participate.   

Sac Street Boys

  The Sac Street Boys are the Chico High group most requested to perform at events on campus and throughout the community. Their Barbershop Quartet stylings, along with their dynamic personalities, create a very entertaining combination. Members include Ansel Lundberg, David Nemat-Nasser, Will Buchholtz, and Phil Taylan.  The Sac Street Boys meet once a week during lunch.  Singing Valentines and Birthday Grams are two of the Sac Street Boys' big events.

Classes Offered

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Mixed Chorus
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Music Enrichment
  • Small Ensembles

Mixed Chorus

Choral Music Teacher

Susan Delgardo