Choral Music

The Choir's Trip to Sing at Carnegie Hall


Upcoming Performances

Choral Music Schedule for 2014-2015
Auditions for Small Groups
Sept 2, 3, 4, 5    12:10 - 12:54
CHS room D2
Barbershop Youth Harmony
Sept 19 - 21
Sly Park Educational Ctr., Pollack Pines, CA
Honor Choir Sing at CSU, Chico
Sept 27    9:00am - 9:00pm
Bidwell Presbyterian
International Choir Concert
Oct 7
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Parade of Lights
Oct 18   7:00pm - 8:30pm
Downtown Chico
Sing at Almond Bowl
Oct 24
CSU, Chico
Fund Raiser--Burger Hut Take-Over Night
Oct 29  5:00pm to 9:00pm
Burger Hut TBA
Veteran's Day Concert
Nov 10   4:00pm - 9:00pm
CHS -- William's Theater
American Choral Directors' Central Region Honor Choir
Nov 20-22   8:00pm (Nov 20) -10:00pm (Nov 22)
Clovis High School
Sing for Sunrise Rotary
Dec 11    8:00am - 10:00am
Canyon Oaks Country Club
Private Party Performance
Dec 3  9:30am - 10:30am
Butte Creek Country Club
Performance for Omega Nu
Dec 3  8:15pm - 8:45pm
Crystal Room (East Ave)
Sing at Creche Festival (A Cappella Choir)
Dec 4   6:40pm - 7:40pm
LDS Church (East Ave.)
Breakfast with Santa Singing Performances
Dec 6   8:00am - 11:00am
CARD Center on Vallombrosa
Sing at Stansbury House (A Capella Choir & Small Ensembles)
Dec 5   5:45 - 6:45pm
Stansbury House
Concert at Stansbury House (Mixed Chorus)
Dec 6   2:45pm - 3:45pm
Stansbury House
Concert at Stansbury House (A Cappella)
Dec 6   2:45pm - 4:00pm
Stansbury House
Singing for Pat Feldhaus private party
Dec 6   12:30pm - 1:45pm
Marie Callender's
Winter Choral Concert
Dec 9   5:00pm - 10:00pm
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Choirs Sing for 6th Grade Concert
Dec 10   8:00am - 1:00pm
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Sing at Delta Kappa Gamma Christmas Dinner
Dec 11   5:00pm - 7:00pm
Olive Garden
Sing at Bidwell Mansion
Dec 14   2:30 - 3:50
Bidwell Mansion
Sing at Rotary Club
Dec 16   6:00pm - 7:30pm
Chico Elks Lodge
Sing at Oakmont Retirement Home (A Capella Choir)
Dec 17   9am - 10am (class final)
Oakmont Retirement Home
Sing at Windsor Creek Care Facility
Dec 17   10:30am - noon
Windsor Creek Care Facility, Rio Lindo Ave.
Choir Yard Sale
Jan 10   7:00am - 2:00pm
CHS -- Commons Area 
Junior High Honor Choir (9th graders only)
Jan 16-17
Carnegie Hall Parent Meeting
Jan 27    6:30pm - 8:30pm
CHS Choir Room (D2)
Guest Choir from Azusa Pacific
Jan 30   9:40am - 11:15am
CHS Choir room (D2)
NCBDA Honor Choir & Band
Feb 5-7
CSU, Chico
Singing Valentines
Feb 12   7:00am - 3:00pm
Arts for All Gala
Feb 17   6:00pm - 8:00pm
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Private Party Sing
Feb 21  2:00pm - 3:00pm
First Baptist Church, Palmetto
A Cappella Choir
Mar 24-29
Festival Trip to NYC
Private Luncheon Sing
Apr 13    12:00 noon - 1:20pm
Italian Cottage, Esplanade
PTSA Awards Dinner
Apr 16  5:30 - 6:15
Shelly's Creative Catering, Zanella Way
CRTA Luncheon
Apr 21   12:00 noon - 1:30pm
Shelly's Creative Catering, Zanella Way
Spring Concert
May 12   5:00 - 9:00
CUSD Center for the Arts (PVHS)
Parking Lot Fundraiser
May 16-17   7:00am - 9:00am
CHS Parking Lots
Concert by Simpson University Choir
May 21  10:00 - 11:00am; 2:00 - 3:00pm
CHS -- room D2
Musical Theater Gala
May 28-29   5:00 - 9:00
CHS -- Williams Theater

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