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Choral / Vocal Music

Attention High School Seniors: The Music Department invites you to "Thunder Days" on April 24, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Discover the Music Department programs including choral and instrumental music. You will visit classes, talk with students, and if desired, take an audition applicable to scholarships. Sign Up Now

VOICE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: (CHOIR AND SCHOLARSHIP)

  • 2 Songs memorized (Your selections should be of the same quality as a Texas UIL Solo)
  • 1 of the 2 songs should be in a language other than English
  • Sight-sing a unison melody
*an accompanist will NOT be provided. Student may bring an accompanist or sing with a recorded accompaniment. **Please note that an accompanist WILL be available at the Saturday, May 12th audition.

VOICE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: (CHOIR ONLY)

  • 1 Song of your choice
  • Sight-sing a unison melody
*an accompanist will NOT be provided. Student may bring an accompanist or sing with a recorded accompaniment. **Please note that an accompanist WILL be available at the Saturday, May 12th audition.


The choral music department at Richland College offers four ensembles covering a wide variety of musical styles.

CHAMBER SINGERS:
This is a large mixed ensemble. The choir performs a wide variety of choral styles. Audition is required.

VOX FEMINA:
This is a small select women’s vocal ensemble. The choir performs a wide variety of choral styles. Audition is required.

RICHMEN:
This is a small select men’s vocal ensemble. The choir performs a wide variety of choral styles. Audition is required.

JAZZ SINGERS:
This ensemble provides students with the opportunity to study and perform jazz style choral literature. Audition is required.

VOICE CLASS I:
This course is for non-voice majors. It presents the principles of breathing, voice production, tone control, enunciation, and phrasing.

CHORUS: OPERA WORKSHOP
Students learn and perform various opera scenes from a variety of time periods and styles. Audition is required.


Listen to these Jazz Singers performances:

Lyrics: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square That certain night
The night we met
There was magic abroad in the air
There were angels dining at the Ritz
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley square
I may be right I may be wrong
But I'm perfectly willing to swear
That when you turned and smiled at me
A nightingale sang in Berkeley square
The moon that lingered over London town
Poor puzzled moon he wore a frown
How could he know we two were so in love
The whole damned world seemed upside down
The streets of town were paved with stars
It was such a romantic affair
And as we kissed and said goodnight
A nightingale sang in Berkeley square
How strange it was
How sweet and strange
There was never a dream to compare
To those hazy crazy nights we met
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley square
Ah this heart of mine
Loud and fast
Like a merry-go-round in a fair
We would dance cheek to cheek
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley square
The dawn came stealing up
All gold and blue
To interrupt our rendez-vous
I still remember how you smiled and said
Was that a dream or was it true?
Our homeward step was just as light
As the dancing feet of Astaire
And like an echo far away
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley square
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley square
That night in Berkeley square.
Lyrics: How You Loved Me on Mars I dreamed last night that I traveled to Mars
I lived a new life underneath the same old stars
and you were, yes you were there.
I lived in a house made of rock and of sand
I studied the sky and I lived off the land and you were, yes, you were there
How you loved me on Mars
how you wrapped your arms around me
in the red light of day
volcanos of ice and rivers of clay, became full of fire and raging water
underneath the same old stars
how you loved me on Mars
One day I grew tired and I lay down my head
I closed my eyes and awoke in our bed
and you were, not there.
I searched for you, forever and a day,
So certain that our love could never fall or fade away
While you were, yes you were there
How you loved me on Mars
how you wrapped your arms around me
in the red light of day
volcanos of ice and rivers of clay, became full of fire and raging water
underneath the same old stars
how you loved me on Mars
(bridge/Solo)
Years went by and then I looked up to see
one star in my sky, oh how it dance around me
and you were, yes you were there
How you loved me on Mars
how you wrapped your arms around me
in the red light of day
volcanos of ice and rivers of clay, became full of fire and raging water
underneath the same old stars
how you loved me on Mars