Arts
Performing Arts

Vocal Music

Tabor Academy’s choristers swell the ranks of six different choral ensembles from the entry-level training chorus to the select Madrigal Singers. Tabor's choral musicians audition for and perform at the Southeastern District, Massachusetts All-State and All-Eastern Music Festivals. They study voice and perform in solo recitals, choral concerts, school meetings and chapel. They sing any time the community gathers for reflection or celebration, and take their special gifts to schools, churches and nursing homes outside Tabor. Tabor Academy’s Choral Music Program is diverse, challenging and growing. 

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  • Choral Classes

    The Mixed Chorus is for students new to Tabor, new to singing, or just looking to be part of a large, mixed ensemble that performs everything from Handel to the Beatles. 

    The Men's Chamber Choir is a select ensemble by audition in the spring. Emphasis is on developing the skills needed to perform demanding repertoire through the unique blend of all-male arrangements. 

    The Women's Chamber Choir is a select ensemble by audition in the spring committed to the highest standards of blend and musicianship for female voices. The Men's and Women's Chamber Choirs perform alone and together throughout the year. 

    The Madrigal Singers is a select, mixed group of highly skilled musicians available by audition in the spring. The Madrigal Singers master a cappella classical repertoire as well as contemporary jazz and popular arrangements of note. Emphasis is on vocal and tonal balance and spontaneity of musical expression. They perform regularly in chapel.
  • Additional A Cappella Ensembles

    The Tabor Tones (12 - 15 voices) is a male a cappella group that meets once a week as a club. The group is assembled by audition in the fall. 

    The Nightingales (12 - 15 voices) is a female a cappella group that meets once a week as a club. The group is assembled by audition in the fall.

    These groups are managed by students with faculty support.
  • Private Vocal Instruction

    There are over twenty students currently enrolled in private vocal instruction studying tone production, vocal placement, support, and musicianship. Students are encouraged to perform at one of the three annual music recitals. 
  • Musicianship

    A comprehensive theory and musicianship class, Basic Musicianship is open to any student who is serious about improving as a musician. Advanced Musicianship is open to any student who has taken Basic Musicianship or has the consent of the instructor.
  • Applied Music Program

    Although not limited exclusively to vocal music, Tabor Academy’s Applied Music Program offers a unique opportunity for vocalists and instrumentalists to practice their art intensively culminating in one of three annual recitals. Recitalists must be studying privately to enroll.

Choral and Vocal Music Performance Venues

Whether for Senior Convocation, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Veterans Day, or Memorial Day, the Chapel Program is served by Tabor Academy’s Choral groups and soloists. All-School Meeting on Tuesdays offers another weekly opportunity for vocal ensembles and solo performers to present themselves to the community. Finally, the more casual open mic nights are popular with our vocalists.

Lessons and Carols, a traditional Christmas worship service, features all our choral ensembles throughout the service and is our largest choral concert each year. Additionally, the Mixed Chorus presents with the Wind Ensemble and the String Ensemble at the evening Spring Concert for the entire school community, a highlight of the season. 

The Chamber Choirs and the a cappella groups perform with other small instrumental ensembles in a Spring Chamber Recital which offers a delightfully eclectic blend of classical and popular repertoire the second week of May. 

The Madrigal Singers present the fruits of intensive labor at their Spring Concert in the Chapel in May. 

TABOR ACADEMY

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