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.
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
St. Agnes Academy
9000 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Texas 77036