Choral Program

Choral Program

2017-18 Calvary Choir
 
The Choral program at Calvary Christian High School provides a comprehensive, Christian vocal music education for all students that equips them to become effective producers of vocal music in our society. Designed to meet each student’s individual learning needs, the program has two classes: Beginning Choir and Calvary Choir. Both choirs perform at various events during the year: at concerts, school events, and community outreach performances. Throughout the year, students are selected to participate in smaller vocal ensembles and solo performances, and are offered extracurricular vocal music opportunities such as All-County and All-State auditions. The Choral program operates within the larger realm of the Fine Arts department, and frequently collaborates with other classes at our school, such as the Concert Band, Drama program, and the Praise and Worship Band.

Choral Courses

  • Calvary Choir
  • Beginning Choir

Accomplishments

Calvary’s Choral Program balances rigor and service by receiving critical praise in regional festivals and competitions while also serving in the surrounding community. The program routinely participates in the Disney Candlelight Processional in Orlando, FL. Recent accomplishments include:
 
2018
  • Superior Rating in Performance at the ACSI Choral Festival
  • Superior With Distinction Rating in Sight-Reading at the FVA Music Performance Assessment
  • Superior Rating in Performance for the Warrior Voices at the FVA Solo & Ensemble Festival
2017
  • Superior Rating in Performance at the ACSI Choral Festival
  • Four students earned seats in Florida All-State Women’s Chorus

2016

  • Superior Rating in Sight-Reading at the FVA Choral Festival
  • Superior Rating in Performance at the ACSI Choral Festival
  • Superior Rating at the Florida Vocal Association Solo and Ensemble Festival

Choral Program Videos

Click here for videos from our Choral Program.

The Next Level

CCHS alumni are currently pursuing Music Education programs for their Bachelor’s degrees at some of the leading universities across the US.
Mr. Brandon Martell

Mr. Brandon Martell
Choral Director

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music, Applied Music
  • Performer’s Certificate Eastman School of Music

Bio

Mr. Martell is a well-rounded musician who is skilled in the arts of music performance, music composition, music arranging, and music pedagogy. He performs professionally as a member of The Dickens Carolers, and has performed with The Florida Orchestra. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by numerous high school and college ensembles, including ensembles at the University of South Florida and the Eastman School of Music. As a music pedagogue, his appointments have included positions at the Salvation Army, Eastman Community Music School, Clearwater Christian College, and Calvary Christian High School.

Scripture

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 (NIV)

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