Mixed Chorus
Mixed Chorus is composed of both St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit students from grades 9-12. Selected by a required audition in April of the previous school year, chorus members meet daily, Monday through Friday from 7:10 to 7:50 a.m. Chorus members learn basic breathing, vocal focus and basic music theory. All members learn to sight read and are exposed to a variety of vocal styles, from Renaissance to Broadway. Every student is evaluated at least once a year by a required individual jury, during which they perform chorus music in front of the music faculty. All students have the opportunity to perform at least three times a year, to audition for All State chorus, and to participate in the annual Chorus Tour. Uniforms are required. SAA/SJ Mixed Chorus continues to have more students selected into the Texas Pricate School Music Educator's Association State Choir than any other pricate school in Texas. Mixed Chorus members receive one performing arts elective credit. 

Messiah Concert
The honored tradition of performing Handel's Messiah is an annual December event for the St. Agnes/Strake Jesuit Mixed Choir. Art Buckley, Jeremy Wood, and Kimberly Fuselier Mendoza direct the students in the Christmas Section of Messiah, comprising a Chorus of over 150 singers. The challenging solos are all performed by students and the exuberant Choruses are sung by the Mixed Chorus. The evening ends with an invitation to the alumni of the choir to join the current choir in singing Handel's famous 'Hallelujah' Chorus. Buy tickets for Messiah online today!

Performed by the St. Agnes Academy/ Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Mixed Chorus
December 11 & 12, 2020 
Meyer Hall
St. Agnes Academy
9000 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Texas 77036

Varsity Ensemble

Triple Trios
The Double Triple Trio is the select vocal ensemble at St. Agnes Academy. The St. Agnes Girls Triple Trio and Strake Jesuit Triple Trio consists of nine ladies and nine men, respectively. Enrollment into this group is by audition only and is open to students in grades 10-12 in both schools. Trio members take a class in which a grade is earned. The women's course is during the school day while the men's is after school. One of the group's many professional performances include three weekends at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Renaissance costumes are required. Triple Trio members receive one performing arts elective credit. 

Performance Workshop
Performance Workshop is the premiere show choir offered by the St. Agnes Academy Department of Music. This vocal ensemble is open to students in grades 10-12 by audition. A group of approximately 14-18 students selected by audition in vocal skills enroll in a course that takes place during the school day. Each student receives a grade for the course. Performance Workshop presents a broad spectrum of musical styles including popular, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, country, Broadway and contemporary music. This show choir will facilitate continued development of vocal skills to enhance a student's musical growth. Out-of-school rehearsals and performances are a part of the instructional program and are required. Travel and apparel expenses are borne by the student. Performance Workshop members receive one performing arts elective credit. 

Voice Lessons

Private Vocal Instruction allows students an opportunity to receive instruction on a one-to-one basis. In coordination with the St. Agnes Academy Choral program, this course provides a total instructional program in music. Students receive an in-depth study on vocal technique, posture, breathing, diction, foreign language and basic music theory as well as performance and audition techniques and opportunities. Students perform voice jury in Fall and a classical vocal recital at the conclusion of the spring semester. Students meet with the instructor for 30 minutes either once a week or once every 6-day cycle depending on the instructor. Cost of this non-credit course is $35 per lesson or $420.00 per semester or 24 leasons per year for $840. Contact Kim Mendoza in the music department for further information.

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  • Photo of Arthur Buckley

    Art Buckley 

    Performing Arts Chair, Performing Arts Teacher, Theology Teacher, Triple Trio Sponsor
    (713) 219-5427
  • Photo of Kimberly Mendoza

    Kimberly Mendoza 

    Performing Arts Teacher
    (713) 219-5541
  • Photo of Jeremy Wood

    Jeremy Wood 

    Performing Arts Teacher
    (713) 219-5515

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  • Main Stage Musical

    St. Agnes Performing Arts Department Presents 
     

    Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb
    Music by John Kander
    Lyrics by Fred Ebb
    Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
    Script adaptation by David Thompson
    Music Editing by Paul McKibbins

    In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie.  Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream":  fame, fortune and acquittal.  

    *NEW SHOW SCHEDULE*
    March 4, 7:30 p.m.
    March 5, 7:30 p.m.
    March 6, 7:30 p.m.
    March 7, 2:00 p.m.

    Meyer Hall

    February 25-27 shows have been canceled. All tickets for these canceled performances will be refunded; please understand that refunds will not be reflected for a minimum of 3-5 business days.

    By attending the performance you hereby agree to the following: I understand that purchasing a ticket and thereby attending the Main Stage Musical as an audience member is strictly voluntary. I understand at-risk populations are strongly encouraged to stay home. I have not displayed any of the following symptoms during the fourteen-day period preceding the performance date: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit. Moreover, I have not had close contact with a person who is labconfirmed to have COVID-19 within the last fourteen days.

    I understand that the following protocols will be in place for the performance. I agree to abide by these protocols: maintain social distancing, wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose, remain in my seat unless moving is absolutely necessary, avoid walking around and socializing with others, practice proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette, use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit of Sauer Lobby.

    I understand that Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), a severe respiratory illness, has spread globally, including the United States and that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is extremely contagious. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to be a worldwide pandemic, and federal, state, and local governments, as well as federal and state health agencies, have instituted procedures and guidelines in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. I recognize that there is a still a risk of contracting the virus, particularly in group settings, even if I follow precautions designed to lower the risk of infection. I voluntarily accept any and all responsibility for myself, my Student’s and/or Minor Children’s safety and welfare while participating in or attending this performance, with the full understanding of the risks involved. I hold harmless and release ST. AGNES ACADEMY, THEIR TRUSTEES, SCHOOL BOARDS, REPRESENTATIVES, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, CONTRACTORS AND/OR AGENTS of any and all responsibility and liability for any injury or claim resulting from my or my Student’s participation in (if applicable) or Minor Child’s attendance at (if applicable) this event. In consideration for being allowed to participate in and/or attend the performance, I, for myself, my heirs executors and administrators, my Student and Minor Children and their heirs, executors and administrators release and forever discharge ST. AGNES ACADEMY, THEIR TRUSTEES, SCHOOL BOARDS, REPRESENTATIVES, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, CONTRACTORS AND/OR AGENTS of all liability, claims, actions, damages, and/or costs/ expenses my Student, my Minor Children, or I may have against them, arising out of or in any way connected with my, my Student’s, and my Minor Children’s participation in this event. I understand that this release/waiver of liability applies to ANY claim, even those based upon the negligence, actions or inactions of those referenced above. READ THIS FORM COMPLETELY AND CAREFULLY. YOU ARE AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE IN AND ALLOW YOUR MINOR CHILDREN TO ENGAGE IN A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY. YOU ARE AGREEING THAT EVEN IF THE SCHOOL USES REASONABLE CARE IN PROVIDING THIS ACTIVITY, THERE IS A CHANCE YOU, YOUR STUDENT, OR YOUR MINOR CHILDREN MAY BE INJURED OR KILLED BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY BECAUSE THERE ARE CERTAIN DANGERS INHERENT IN THE ACTIVITY WHICH CANNOT BE AVOIDED OR ELIMINATED. BY SIGNING THIS FORM, YOU ARE GIVING UP YOU AND YOUR MINOR CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO RECOVER ANY PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, TO YOUR STUDENT OR ANY PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE RISKS THAT ARE A NATURAL PART OF THE ACTIVITY.

     
  • Black Box Musical

    The Black Box Musical is currently TBA due to COVID-19. 

    Please check back here for more information. 
  • Fall Play

    St. Agnes Academy presents the following fall Radio Plays:
    Dracula 
    Frankenstein 
    VoyeurI 

    Streaming HERE October 30-31

    Coming in early November, a Meet and Greet with the cast and a behind the scenes look to Dracula, Frankenstein, and VoyeurI. Zoom link to come. 

    Arthur W. Buckley Theatre
  • Messiah

    Handel’s Messiah

    Enjoy a mixed program of traditional and contemporary Christmas music, followed by the 31st annual performance of Handel's Messiah by the St Agnes/Strake Jesuit Mixed Chorus.  
     
    Dates TBD

    Meyer Hall
  • Comedy Sportz

    Due to COVID-19 all ComedySportz 2020-2021 events are currently TBD. Please check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

    The ComedySportz High School League® is the largest, most successful improv training program for high school students in the country. The High School League® empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances. It encourages their individuality and provides the forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship. The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations.
    Our students join students from Strake Jesuit to form our ComedySportz team. The team participates in competitions, performs for our community, and has a lot of fun. For more information on ComedySportz, contact Jewell Handy.
  • Winter Dance Concert

    The Winter Dance Concert is currently TBA due to COVID-19. Please check back here for more information.

    Christmas Spectacular
    A Student-Choreographed Dance Concert
    St Agnes Academy Dance Department presents A Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Tiger Girls Dance Team. 

    Meyer Hall

    For more information please call 713-219-5475 or email Julie Chilton
     
     
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