WHS Chorus

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Weston High School

Chorus

 

 

Watch the WHS Chorus sing at the Boston Celtics on Feb 2, 2017

Here is link to Len Brown's photos from the event

Watch the WHS Chorus sing the National Anthem at the Red Sox game on April 13, 2016

 
 
 
 

All Chorus Students and parents must review the

Chorus Handbook

then:

Complete the following Commitment Forms:

Student Commitment Form

Parent Commitment Form

Private Lessons 

are the best way to improve performance. 

Weston High School encourages students in music ensembles to take lessons outside of school.

Click here to sign up for lessons

Weston Friends of Music is a parent volunteer group that supports Middle and High School music programs.

WHS Chorus has many volunteer opportunities for chaperoning events to supporting the students various concerts throughout the year. Visit WFOM page or contact the WHS Chorus liason Linda Angelucci to see how you can help out.

Thank You!

WHS Chorus Sings the National Anthem at the Celtics
April 2015:  Weston’s High School Chorus was once again selected to perform the national anthem before the start of a recent Celtics game.  As members of the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics completed their warm ups, chorus director Dr. Thérèse Provenzano arranged the students in a semicircle – center court – surrounding the famous leprechaun logo.  After the lights dimmed, the chorus sang a professional caliber rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.
photos and article by Claudia Krimsky
 
 

Prior to their first performance the Chorus poses in front of the altar of the historic Riverside Church in Manhattan

photo by Claudia Krimsky

WHS Takes NYC by Storm January 2015
 By Claudia J. Krimsky
 
Every other year, members of the Weston High Chorus travel by bus to New York City for a portion of the Martin Luther King, Jr. long weekend.  This year, chorus director Dr. Thérèse Provenzano, planned an ambitious itinerary which enabled her students to have many memorable experiences.
 Students, chaperones and staff met early Saturday morning at the High Schoolfor the trip to the Big Apple.  The first stop upon arrival in Manhattan was Riverside Church, a cathedral like structure that is the tallest church in the United States.  Standing in front of the altar, the chorus performed several pieces and their voices, quite literally, filled the church.  At the end of the performance, members of the concertchoir separated to perform one of their songs – girls sang from one side of the pews and boys sang from the other.  It was a dramatic and effective conclusion to a very powerful concert.
Riverside Church, located in Morningside Heights, is diagonally across from Grant’s Tomb.  Before boarding the bus to their next destination, the entiregroup crossed the street to be photographed on the steps of this majestic memorial.
Later in the day, the group stopped at the famed Apollo Theater.  Accordingto its website, this “legendary venue has launched the careers of icons such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Lauryn Hill and continues to maintain its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers.”  After hearing the
storied history of the theater from our host Billy Mitchell (aka “Mr.Apollo”), 9 groups were invited to perform briefly from this famous stage.
After several impressive performances, and one prom invitation, the entirechorus got on stage to sing the national anthem.
The students then had the choice to have dinner in either Little Italy or Chinatown before reconvening at the buses to be transported to Rockefeller Center for a nighttime tour of the Top of the Rock.  There they saw spectacular sights of the city on a crystal clear (albeit freezing cold)night.
The next day started off with a tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the morning followed by a return to Rockefeller Center in the afternoon. For the evening meal the students experienced dinner/theater at the macabrethemed Jekyll and Hyde restaurant.  This preceded a trip to a more traditional Broadway experience – the musical Matilda for some students,Avenue Q for others.
Those who chose Matilda got an unexpected treat.  Thomas Caruso, a Weston High School alum, is the Associate Director for this production.  He arranged for the students to come to the front rows of the orchestra seats for a Q&A session with him and two of the stars.  Having watched the show from the balcony, the students were in awe of seeing the set and the 3 accomplished professionals up close.  They used their time well to ask avariety of thoughtful questions.
The final day of the journey started with a trip to the United Nations. The students marveled at the fact that, when they were on site, they were no longer on American soil.  They learned about the goals of the organizationand toured many of the famous meeting rooms.
The final destination before returning to Weston was a trip to Ground Zero. There the students toured the 2 huge memorials designed to honor the memory of the people who perished during the horrific 9-11 terrorism attacks. After learning about the rationale for why the memorials were constructed the way they were, the students walked to the nearby St. Paul’s Chapel. This small church not only withstood the attacks, it served as a triage area during the immediate aftermath of them.  The students performed more songs
at this venue and their voices served to entice passersby to come in and listen to their concert.  It was another moving and powerful experience.After this performance, everyone boarded the buses for the return trip home happy to have experienced a very action packed and rewarding weekend.
 
Weston's HS Chorus Performs in Fun and Famous Venues
 
Since the beginning of the year, Weston’s High School Chorus has had the good fortune to participate in some wonderful and memorable experiences, thanks to the tenacity of their director, Dr. Thérèse Provenzano.
 
In March, the chorus sang the national anthem before the start of the Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns game on the parquet floor in the TD Garden.  They were one of only four groups invited to perform the anthem and the only high school selected for this opportunity, for the entire basketball season.
 
In April, the chorus again performed the national anthem – this time in historic Fenway Park.  Prior to the start of the second home game, during which the World Champion Boston Red Sox played against the Milwaukee Brewers, the chorus assembled on center field.  Thanks to the large projection screen and some strategically placed microphones, the students’ voices and images were projected throughout the ball field.
 
One of their final performances as a group took place in the high school gym for the annual Orchestra and Chorus Pops Concert.  Weston High’s Chorus, Concert and Jazz Choirs, and the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras each performed between one and four numbers.  Audience members seated at cabaret-styled tables were served cheese and/or dessert platters by a wait staff of 7th and 8th grade Middle School music students.

 

WHS Chorus at the Boston Celtics- photo courtesy of Claudia Krimsky

 
 

  

Students have several options for choral experience at the High School.  The High School Chorus, Concert Choir and Jazz Choir. In addition, there are extra-curricular options, such as a cappella and Gospel Choir.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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