‘The only thing better than singing is more singing.’ - Ella Fitzgerald
We are very fortunate to have an expansive choral programme at our College, spanning all years from Prep to Year 12. We offer choral participation within the Academic Music programme from Prep to Year 3, following which students may elect to continue their involvement in a co-curricular capacity.
Our current choral ensembles include Year 3/4 Choir, Year 5/6 Choir, Primary Boys’ Chorus, Intermediate Choir, A Capella Boys’ Chorus, Senior Girls’ Choir and Chamber Choir. A number of performance opportunities are scheduled throughout the year for all choirs, both on and off-campus. Much research has suggested that, through both the rehearsal and performance processes, students develop self-confidence, self-discipline, emotional management and expression, enhanced memory skills and, often, greater academic success.
Through participation in the choral programme at A.B. Paterson College, students are given access to training that develops sound vocal techniques. They are also exposed to a wide range of choral repertoire, and develop artistic and performance skills, including how to express style and communicate with their audience. Students are also able to enrol in singing lessons with specialist vocal tutors, should they wish to develop solo performance techniques, or further enhance their understanding of vocal techniques taught in the choral context.