Choral Music

The Choir's Trip to Sing at Carnegie Hall


Upcoming Performances

Choral Music Schedule for 2015-2016
Spring Concert
May 9   6 - 9pm (Concert begins at 7pm)
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
CSUC Teacher Candidated Graduation Sing
May 18  6 - 7pm
Laxsom Auditorium
Musical Theater Gala
May 19 & 20  6 - 9pm
CHS Williams Theater
Parking Lot Fundraiser
May 20   7 - 9am
CHS Parking Lots
Piano and Guitar Recital
May 23  6:30 - 8:30pm
CHS Rooms D1 and D2
California Music Educator's Association Choral Music Festival
March 24, 2016
CSU Chico
May 25   6 - 8pm
Past Peformances 2015-16
Showing of Carnegie Hall Trip
Sept 14   3 - 5pm
CHS-- room D2 (choir room)
Guest Guitarist Concert, Ian Ethan Case
Sept 15   6 - 9pm
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Barbershop Harmony Camp
Sept 18 - 20   Noon (Sept 18) - 5pm (Sept 20
Pollack Pines Campground
CSUC Honor Choir
Sept 26  8am - 8pm
Chico State 
Class of 1960 Reunion Sing
Oct 1
Elks Lodge
Class of 1960 Reunion Sing
Oct 3
Chico High School
Guitar Performance
Oct 20   1 - 2pm
CHS, room D2
Almond Bowl -- Star Spangled Banner
Oct 23   6 - 8pm 
Almond Bowl
Veteran's Day Concert
Nov 10   3 - 10pm
CHS - Williams Theater
Dec 3   5 - 6pm
Olive Garden 
Creche Festival Performance
Dec 3   6:30 - 8pm
LDS Church--East Ave.
Dec 4   6 - 7:30pm
Stansbury House
Dec 5   10 - 10:30am
Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian Church
Performance for private party
Dec 5   12:30 - 1pm
Italian Cottage--Esplanade
Performance for CUSD 6th Graders
Dec 8   8:30 - 11:30am
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Performance at Christmas Light Show
Dec 11   5 - 8pm
Chico Nut
6th Grade Concert
Dec 10   9 - 11:30am
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Sing at Windchime
Dec 15   8:30 - 10am
Dec 17   7 - 7:30pm
Northwood Commons
Winter Concert
Dec 10   6 - 9pm  (Concert begins at 7pm)
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Asuza Pacific Gospel Choir Concert
Jan 29   9:40-11:15 am - 11am
CHS  room D2
NCBCDA Northern Calif. Band and Choir Association
Feb 4 - 7   8am - 2pm
Humboldt State, Eureka
Arts for All Gala
Feb 9   6 - 9pm
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
CSUC Theater Troupe
Feb 29, 2016    10:00am - 11:07am
Williams Theater, CHS
WASC Reception Sing
April 17   4:15 - 4:45
CHS Lincoln Hall and D2
Jazz Vocal Ensemble Concert-- College of the Siskiyous
April 19   10 - 11am
CHS theater or D2 (still to be determined)
Calif. Retired Teachers Association Luncheon Sing
April 19    11 - 12:15
Shelly's Creative Catering

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