• Bel Canto Chorale (BCC)

    Advanced Choir

    Director: Kali Schiska


    Group Focus:

    • Good vocal/choral tone
    • Music theory
    • Listening Skills/Tuning
    • 2 part/ 3 part harmony
    • Performance/Stage Presence
    • Individual Study
    • Team Building


    Rehearsals (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)

    • Mondays 3:10-4:45pm
    • *Occasional Wednesdays 3:10-4:30
    • *Occasional Mornings

          6:45am - 7:30am (rarely)

    *Parents will be notified in advanced of Wednesday or Morning rehearsals. This will happen closer to contest time.*



    • Texas Renaissance Festival
    • HISD Choir Festival
    • Sharpstown Fine Arts Festival
    • Sutton Fall Concert
    • Sutton Spring Musical
    • Sutton Spring Concert



File Library

Bel Canto: Announcements & Updates

  • 11.12.19 












    Most of the students know this from last year. Video will be posted tomorrow afternoon.

    Verse 1: 
    Of all the money that e'er I had
    I spent it in good company
    And all the harm that e'er I've done
    Alas, was done to none but me
    And all I've done for want of wit
    To memory now I can't recall
    So fill to me the parting glass
    Good night and joy be with you all
    VERSE 2
    Oh all the comrades that e'er I've had
    They're sorry for my going away
    And all the sweethearts that e'er I've had
    They wish me one more day to stay
    But since it falls unto my lot
    That I should rise and you should not
    I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
    Good night and joy be with you all
    So fill to me the parting glass
    Good night and joy be with you all
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  • 10.30.19: New Parent Letter Posted: Ren Fest

    A new parent letter has been posted. This is regarding the updated Ren Fest schedule, chaperones, and other updates. Please visit the file library on the right hand side of the page to take a moment to download and read it. A paper copy will be sent home this week. 

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    2019 Ren Fest Costumes:

    Costume Approval Due Date: Mon. October 14th

    This year we will all dress in the same theme. 

    Our Costume Theme:

    The Tuatha'an :  Also known as “Tinkers”: A mythical group of people from the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. They were traveling performers of song, dance, and story.



    Shirts (boys/girls): Peasant tops, puffy ruffled sleeves, layered sleeves   Click Here for general idea of Peasant Tops

    Pants (boys): Pirate or Peasant Pants: Baggy, all the way to the ankle, tucked inside the boots, Click here for general idea of pants

    Skirts (Girls): down to the ankles, layers of cloth on the skirt, scarves can be attached   Click here for general idea of skirts

    Waist Cincher (Girls): any color: This is meant to go around the waist. A scarf can be used for this purpose   

    Belt (Boys/Girls): Black/Brown  Click here for general idea of belt & waist cincher


    ACCESSORIES: See the pictures on the pdf document for accessory ideas.

    Vests (boys/girls): any color: vest goes over the peasant top. It can be an open vest or buttoned up. 

    Scarves/Coin Skirts (boys/girls): any color: Scarves can be worn on the head, tied around waist, hung over the shoulders  

    Shoes: Boots, or plain black or brown shoes (no logos or other colors)

    Hair (girls): curls, or uncombed hair, with a headscarf

    Hat (boys) (Optional): A wide brimmed hat (no visible logos please)

    Jewelry (boys/girls): Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets, Earrings (optional)


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  • Bel Canto Songs for 2019-2020

    Please be working on these songs and listening to them at home. The links listed below are recordings that you may use to aid you in your practice. You do NOT need to purchase music. The school will provide original copies for the students.

    All Year Songs: 

    1. Star Spangled Banner (National Anthem)

    Click on the View icon for (two part)

    Click here to listen to Star Spangled Banner

    2. Sutton School Song

    (Midi File at Bottom of page)

    Click Here to Listen to the School Song

    3. The Parting Glass

    Click Here to Listen to the Parting Glass


    Fall 2019

    1. Scarborough Fair (Ren Fest/Fall Concert)

    Click here to Listen to Scarborough Fair (2 Part)

    2. Miller of the Dee  (Ren Fest/Fall Concert)

    This is the link to download the midi file of the main melody. You can also access the file. See right hand side of this web page

    Click Here to listen to Miller of Dee

    3. Sztoj Pa Moru (Ren Fest/Fall Concert)

    Practice Link for Sztoj Pa Moru

    Click here to listen to Stoj Pa Moru

    4. Adiemus (Fall Concert)

    Click here to listen to Adiemus


    Spring 2020

    1. Lightning by Greg Gilpin

    Click on View Icon (two part)

    Click here to listen to Lightning

    2. One Voice by The Wailyn Jenny's

    Click Here to Listen to One Voice

    3. Sleeping Song by Secret Garden

    click here to listen to Sleeping Song

    4. Seize the Day from Newsies the Musical

    Click the View Icon (Two-Part)

    Click Here to listen to Sieze the Day

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