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Bellaire High School has seven performing choirs.

Belle Voci – Sub Non-Varsity

Rehearsals: Daily (2nd period) & Thursdays after school in the spring.

While Belle Voci competes as a sub non-varsity choir, these women have a wide variety of music backgrounds and are a mixture of all four grades (9-12). During the first semester, each class learns its own music and one or two combined pieces for the large ensemble. Vocal technique and sight reading are the primary focus for the fall. In the spring, Belle Voci and Belle Ensemble combine to form the UIL sub non-varsity choir, performing more challenging literature in preparation for many of the students advancing to the varsity choir. Although the class is open to all women who are interested in choir, each student is evaluated in the fall on the following criteria: ability, vocal promise, and attitude.

 Concert Chorale - Varsity

Rehearsals: Daily (3rd & 4th periods) & Monday nights (6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.) 

The Concert Chorale is Bellaire's varsity mixed choir. The men and women meet separately during the day and one night a week for two hours. All Chorale members attend the spring trip and compete in UIL in the spring. The choir performs at four concerts each year and at a variety of special events, such as Homecoming, Singing Valentines, and high school invitationals. Approximately 75% of Chorale members are in Bellaire's voice studio or study privately outside of school. 

Chorale Men - Varsity

Rehearsals: Daily (3rd period) & Monday nights

The Chorale Men is comprised of freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior men who satisfy the requirements of the class. Students are chosen in the fall and spring based on ability, vocal promise, dedication, and attitude. The Chorale Men have performed on several high school invitational concerts and with Cantus, Minnesota's premier professional men's ensemble.

Chorale Women - Varsity
Rehearsals: Daily (4th period) & Monday nights

 The Chorale Women is comprised of sophomore, junior, and senior women who have all completed at least one year in the non-varsity choir. Students are chosen each spring based on ability, academics (UIL eligibility), dedication, and attitude. The Chorale Women have been selected for numerous honor performances, most notably as one of the seven TMEA performing choirs in 2010.

 Belle Ensemble – Sub Non-Varsity 

Rehearsals: Daily (5th  period) & Thursdays after school in the spring.

While Belle Ensemble competes as a sub non-varsity choir, these women have a wide variety of music backgrounds and are a mixture of all four grades (9-12). During the first semester, each class learns its own music and one or two combined pieces for the large ensemble. Vocal technique and sight reading are the primary focus for the fall. In the spring, Belle Voci and Belle Ensemble combine to form the UIL sub non-varsity choir, performing more challenging literature in preparation for many of the students advancing to the varsity choir. Although the class is open to all women who are interested in choir, each student is evaluated in the fall on the following criteria: ability, vocal promise, and attitude.

Cantamus – Non Varsity

Rehearsals: Daily (6th Period) & Thursdays after school in the spring.

Cantamus Cantamus is an upper-level non-varsity choir for women in grades 10-12 who have been in choir at Bellaire for at least one year and have satisfied the requirements for advancement. Vocal technique and sight reading are the primary focus for the fall. The spring semester is devoted to work on UIL music. Each student is evaluated in the spring on the following criteria: ability, vocal promise, and attitude. 

 Madrigal Choir

Rehearsals: Wednesdays (3:30-5:00)

The Madrigal Choir is Bellaire's select ensemble. Comprised of students from the Concert Chorale, the Madrigal Choir is generally student-run and rehearses entirely outside of the school day. The ensemble represents Bellaire at Madrigal competitions, UIL Solo & Ensemble contest (District & State), community events, middle-school outreach, and collaborations with other area high schools. Students are chosen by the director for the Madrigal Choir based on vocal ability, attitude, academics (UIL eligibility), sight reading, dedication to the choral program, and musical independence.

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