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 13 & 14, 2019 7:30pm
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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  • Black Box Musical

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    *Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book**  

    Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
    An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. 
    Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get juice box….
     
     
    October 16, 7:30 p.m.
    October18, 7:30 p.m. 
    October 21, 7:30 p.m.
    October 24, 5:30 p.m.
    October 26, 7:30 p.m.
     
    Arthur W. Buckley Theatre

     
  • Comedy Sportz

    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.
  • Fall Play

    The Westing Game

    St Agnes Academy Fall Play
     
    Adapted by Darian Lindle From the Newberry Award-winning novel by Ellen Raskin
     
    The unsuspecting residents of Sunset Towers are summoned to the reading of a mysterious will, only to find themselves locked in a thrilling game, as they must discover who is responsible for killing an eccentric millionaire. Through blizzards, bombings and unlikely alliances, the game is on, and the only people who hold all the clues are one Westing heir and you.
     
     
    October 17, 5:30 p.m.
    October 19, 7:30 p.m.
    October 22, 7:30 p.m.
    October 25, 7:30 p.m.
    October 26, 2:30 p.m.
     
    Arthur W. Buckley Theatre
  • Main Stage Musical

    2020 SPRING MAIN STAGE MUSICAL

    A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is a musical comedy by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. A distant heir to a family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash or murder
     
    February 28, 7:30 p.m.
    February 29, 7:30 p.m. 
    March 5, 5:30 p.m.
    March 6, 7:30 p.m.
    March 7, 7:30 p.m.
     
    Meyer Hall
     
     
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  • 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.  
     
    December 13, 7:30 p.m.
    December 14, 7:30 p.m.
     
     Meyer Hall
  • Winter Dance Concert

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

    December 6, 2019 7:30 p.m.
    December 7, 2019 2:30 p.m.

    Meyer Hall

    For more information please call 713-219-5475 or email Julie Chilton
     
     
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Our campus is undergoing a transformation which will deeply impact our performing arts programs. The construction of our new Sr. Jane Meyer, O.P. Assembly and Performance Hall, named for an alum, by an alum, will benefit each student on our campus. With this 1,300 seat multi-purpose venue, all can comfortably participate in the rich traditions of becoming Academy women, along with their family and friends. Our approximately 300-seat Maureen O'Gara Hackett Balcony will double as a critical meeting space for students, faculty/staff, and parents. 

The Jamieson Family Dance Studio will be a multi-functional, rehearsal space for our thriving dance and growing wellness programs, offering much-needed space to serve all departments of the school. Our dance teams have continued to grow and take top awards around the country. With this new studio, our current space will transform into a fulltime health and wellness studio to accommodate our growing wellness program including yoga and Zumba. These two courses, also searching for a dedicated practice venue, will flourish in a this re-purposed space.

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