Choral Music

Let your voice be heard...

Our Lady of Good Counsel offers a variety of choral ensembles so that every student has the opportunity to find their voice.

The Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Treble Choir, Honors Chorus, and Chamber Choir provide a wealth of opportunities to learn and perform. In these choirs, students learn to read music, advanced music theory, and develop a unique community within the Good Counsel family.

The Choirs have four formal concerts at Good Counsel each year, the Fall Choir Concert, the Christmas Concert, the Alumni Gospel Concert, and the Spring Choir Concert. They also lead the school community in worship during eight school wide Masses a year. At various competitions and festivals around the country, the Choirs consistently achieve excellent ratings.


Men's Chorus

The Men's Chorus consists of students from all grade levels. Students learn the fundamentals of reading music and music theory. Repertoire focuses on a cappella music written for men's voices. The class is foundational and students receive the prerequisite skills to advance to higher level ensembles. A short tryout is required.

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Women's Chorus

The Women's Chorus consists mostly of freshmen and sophomores. Students learn the fundamentals of reading music. Repertoire focuses on art songs, multicultural music, and beginning level classical music. The class is foundational and students receive the prerequisite skills to advance to higher level ensembles. A short tryout is required.

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Treble Choir

The Treble Choir is designed to provide the intermediate level female singer the opportunity to expand her talents through ensemble performance. Emphasis is placed on the continued development of vocal fundamentals and individual technical skills in the areas of tone production, rhythm, melodic interpretation, balance, and blend through the study of a varied repertoire spanning different cultures and languages. The Treble Choir performs and participates in numerous concerts at the school during the year and participates in the annual music trip. (The trip is NOT mandatory for the Treble Choir). Members are required to participate in all performances and scheduled rehearsals.

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Honors Choir

The Honors Choir is a mixed ensemble that consists of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students build on the fundamentals of reading music and music theory explored in previous years. Repertoire focuses on standard classical music, spirituals, gospel, multicultural, and pop music. The class is an advanced level ensemble and students receive the prerequisite skills to advance to higher level ensembles. Placement in the ensemble is by audition.

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Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir is a mixed ensemble and is the top vocal ensemble in the school. It consists of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students build on the fundamentals of reading music and music theory explored in previous years. Repertoire focuses on standard classical music, spirituals, gospel, multicultural, and music for mass, but mostly a cappella pop. A limited number of students are chosen by audition.

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