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 14 & 15, 2018 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 45 minutes either once a week or once every 6-day cycle depending on the instructor. Cost of this non-credit course is $47.50 per lesson or $475.00 per semester. Contact Kim Mendoza in the music department for further information.

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  • Black Box Musical

    FUGITIVE SONGS
    Award-winning songwriters, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's Fugitive Songs is a song journey across America.
    This innovative song cycle, conceived as half-musical/half-hootenanny, spotlights people on the run: a disgruntled Subway sandwich employee, a jilted ex-cheerleader, a pair of Patty Hearst fanatics, a man forced to rob a convenience store against his will, and many others. Blending traditional folk music with contemporary pop and gospel, Fugitive Songs offers a new sound for a restless America.

    GONE MISSING...
    A wry and whimsical documentary musical of loss devised from interviews with real-life New Yorkers by The Civilians, the acclaimed New York-based company.
    This collection of very personal accounts of things “one missing"-everything from keys, personal identification and a Gucci pump to family heirlooms, your dog and your mind-creates a unique tapestry of the ways in which we deal with loss in our lives.
     
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
    Friday, November 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
    St. Agnes Academy Black Box Theatre
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  • 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.
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  • Fall Play

    Scapino! & Tracks

    October 10 at 4:30 p.m.
    October 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.
    St. Agnes Courtyard
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  • Main Stage Musical

    2019 SPRING MAIN STAGE MUSICAL

    INTO THE WOODS
    James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

    The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.

    Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

    February 21,22 & 23, 2019
    Mar 1 & 2, 2019
    Meyer Hall

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  • Winter Dance Concert

     
    Lights Camera Action
    A Student-Choreographed Dance Concert
    December 7, 2018 7:30 pm
    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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