Choral Music

The Choir's Trip to Sing at Carnegie Hall


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

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