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 7:05 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 twice a year by a required individual jury, during which they perform chorus music in front of the music faculty. All students can perform at least three times a year, audition for All State chorus, and participate in the annual Chorus Tour. Uniforms are required. SAA/SJ Mixed Chorus members receive one performing arts elective credit. 

Messiah Concert
The honored tradition of performing Handel's Messiah is a regular December event for the St. Agnes/Strake Jesuit Mixed Choir. Jeremy Wood, and Kimberly Mendoza direct the students in the Christmas Section of Messiah, comprising a Chorus of over 100 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 9 & 10, 2022 
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 during Community Time.  One of the group's many professional performances include two 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 juries in Fall and Spring and sing in a Vocal Recital at the conclusion of the spring semester. Students meet with the instructor for at least 30 minutes each week. Cost of this non-credit course is $40 per lesson or $480.00 per semester. Contact Kim Mendoza, kmendoza@st-agnes.org, in the Music department for further information.

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  • Photo of Kimberly Mendoza

    Kimberly Mendoza 

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

    Jeremy Wood 

    Performing Arts department chair and Director of Music
    (713) 219-5515

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  • 2023 Main Stage Musical

    St. Agnes Performing Arts Department presents
    Bright Star - A New Musical 
    Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin
    Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell

    Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
    Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
    Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
    Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
     
    Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
  • 2022 Black Box Musical

    2022 FALL BLACK BOX MUSICAL
    Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m.
    Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m.
    Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m.
    Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m.

     
     
    Book and Lyrics Ryan Cunningham
     
    Music Joshua Salzman
     
    A modern-day musical love story, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE is a sweet and funny romantic comedy based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The Wall Street Journal called it "everything an off-Broadway musical should be ... a charming piece of work that will send you home smiling," and The New York Times concurred, praising it as "terrific, refreshing fun filled with wit and zest." And the acclaimed pop-jazz score by the new writing team of Ryan Cunningham & Joshua Salzman was hailed as "impressive, distinctive, tuneful and smart."
  • 2022 Fall Play

    Please join us for the SAA and SJ Performing Arts Departments' collaborative presentation of William Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
     
    7:00 p.m. Performances: 
    Thursday, October 27
    Saturday, October 29
    Thursday, November 3
    Friday, November 4 
     
    4:00 p.m. Performance:  
    Friday, October 28 
    2:00 p.m. Performance:
    Saturday, November 5 

    The magical story of order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage begins at the Strake Jesuit Lowman theatre. As the story unfolds and the characters are charmed and transformed, the audience is invited to  travel with them  to view the second half of the presentation  through the enchanted forest and across the parking lot to the St. Agnes Academy Black Box Theater. Don't miss this very special evening of Theatre!


  • 2022 Messiah

    Handel’s Messiah

    Hallelujah! The SAA/SJ Mixed Chorus is returning to the stage!  From Oh, Holy Night to Handel’s Hallelujah, the tradition continues with the Mixed Chorus in concert at 7:00 p.m. on December 9 and 10 in Meyer Hall at St. Agnes Academy ~ live and in-person!  Purchase tickets online at www.st-agnes.org/tickets

    Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Messiah through music this season!
  • Comedy Sportz

     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

    Please check back here for more information.

     
     
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