Choral and Vocal Music
"Joining choir was very likely the greatest accident of my life. But now, looking back at the smiles I helped create and the lives I helped change through choral music, there’s no doubt in my mind— this was no accident. It’s where I belonged. For me, Mater Dei Choir is home."
James Mitchell '20 (currently studying at Notre Dame, Astrophysics)
"Joining choir was one of the best decisions I made in my four years at Mater Dei. Choir became one of my second homes. I knew I wanted to join choir the first time I heard the Chamber Singers sing when they came to my school for a festival. I’ll never forget watching how much fun they were having and the undeniable joy they had from singing together. After this moment, I knew without a doubt that I would join choir in high school, and I have loved it ever since. Through choir I have made my some of closest friends. There is absolutely nothing comparable to making music with your best friends and I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had and the memories I’ve made in choir for the world. Choir is really interesting because it is made up of so many different types of people. Whether you play a sport, or are in a bunch of clubs, or the only thing you do is choir, choir is a home for you, for everyone. It is singing and music that brings us all together as a choir community."
Alizea Hinz ’20 (currently studying at University of San Diego, Mechanical Engineering)
"In Bel Canto I was surrounded by girls that became like sisters to me. We formed a bond unlike one I’d known before. Looking back in the entirety of my high school experience, through all the ups and downs, I realized that only one thing stayed constant: The choir family. You connect through creating beauty. I am extremely grateful for the memories and experiences I was blessed with through the Mater Dei Choral Program. I look up to my peers with utmost respect and admiration, and found a family through choir."
Teresa Dang ’20 (currently studying at UCLA)
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