Membership is open to students interested in developing individual vocal and choral skills with an emphasis on tone production, breathing, diction, musicality, and music reading proficiency. A variety of suitable literature, ranging from classical to contemporary, will be studied and performed in concert.The Chorale meets during school hours on an alternate day schedule and rehearses monthly after school or in the evening. Participation in these rehearsals, as well as all scheduled performances is a requirement.Students who wish to advance their vocal/choral skills may audition at the end of the year for Symphonic Choir, which performs an advanced level of high school choral literature and demonstrates advanced skill levels.
Membership is open to students who have completed at least one year of Chorale and have met the criteria to advance into the ensemble. Students must be interested in advancing their individual vocal and choral development with an emphasis on tone production, breathing, diction, musicality, and music reading proficiency. A variety of advanced chorale literature, ranging from Renaissance to contemporary, will be studied and performed in concert.The Symphonic Choir meets during school hours on an alternate day schedule and rehearses monthly after school or in the evening. Participation in these rehearsals, as well as all scheduled performances is a requirement. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled at the discretion of the director to prepare for local, national, and international events. This rigorous schedule is necessary to maintain the high standards of this ensemble.
Belle Canto is an auditioned soprano/alto group of approximately 20 –30 singers. The ensemble meets after school and sometimes evenings in the fall. Throughout the year, the ensemble performs at selected school and community functions. The ensemble rehearses twice a month after school in the spring. Auditions take place on October 3rd @ 2:30. Please check the website or Remind for specific audition materials. Students may not be in both Belle Canto and Rockafella.
Rockafella (Formerly The Men's Room)
The newest group at CR South! This tenor/bass a cappella ensemble was formed in 2014 and provides students interested in performing musical styles that incorporate Barbershop, Pop, and even country! Members are not required to take choir for a class in order to be in the group, but participation in the music program is essential. Auditions take place in January. Please contact Mr. Axler for more details and check the Upcoming Auditions page for more information. Students may not be in both Belle Canto and Rockafella.
South Vocal Ensemble - S V E
S.V.E. is an auditioned mixed choral group that performs a wide variety of music ranging from 14th century works to contemporary pop and jazz compositions. The group rehearses Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM and occasional after school rehearsals. In order to establish a high standard and reputation for quality, all scheduled rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Auditions take place in May for the following year. See Mr. Axler for more informationHonor Choirs
BCMEA County Chorus
County Chorus is an Auditioned Group of 9th through 12th grade students encompassing the public and private schools in Bucks County. In the past, the group has been no more than 100 students, but that may change due to the host school’s size. Pre-auditions are on 10/3 @ 2:30. Main auditions are on 11/13 after school. If you audition and make it, you will participate in a 3-day festival 3/19-3/21. You will miss some school and you will be able to perform for your friends and family at the conclusion of the festival. County Chorus is sponsored by the Bucks County Music Educator's Association (BCMEA)
PMEA District 11 Chorus
No, this is not the Elementary District Chorus you may have participated in when you were a wee one! This auditioned group consists of the top singers in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. This choir is a bit different than BCMEA Counties, because it enables students to further their musical achievement by auditioning for Regional Chorus, and eventually All-State chorus! Pre-auditions are on 10/3 @ 2:30. Main auditions are on Saturday, 11/23. Like County Chorus, District Chorus is also a 3-day festival (3/16-3/18), but this festival requires students to stay overnight. You will miss two days of school. The festival concludes with a concert on the Saturday of the festival for your family and friends. Auditions for this choir take place in the fall. Be sure to check the calendar for the upcoming audition.