Music – Vocal Ensembles
Participating in a vocal ensemble is an exciting and fulfilling musical experience. Working together, those who enjoy singing can blend their voices to make music that touches the listener in the way that the spoken word only rarely can. Here at Immanuel Lutheran School, students have the opportunity to participate in various vocal groups, which are described below.
This extra-curricular group brings together the voices of interested students in grades 5-8. Its purpose is to praise the Lord through song and further develop the musical talents He has given us. Students are expected to make a commitment to attend practices and performances as scheduled. They meet for rehearsals on Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. from August through May in the church music room located in the lower level of the church building. The group is led by Mrs. Cena Becker, Immanuel’s energetic 8th grade teacher, an experienced musician who truly enjoys working with students to help them use their voices to fullest potential. Mrs. Kris Bartelt, Immanuel’s music teacher, serves as the group’s accompanist and assists Mrs. Becker with this group. The Chancel Choir, sometimes also referred to as the School Chorus, typically performs at three concerts during the school year — the Winter Concert, Fine Arts Preview Concert, and the Spring Concert. In addition, the group sings special selections at various church worship services at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Immanuel’s Chancel Choir also prepares music for and participates as a group in the Fine Arts Festival in April each year. Many of the Chancel Choir members participate in vocal ensembles and/or prepare solos for the Fine Arts Festival as well.2016-17 Chorus Schedule
Lower Grade Choirs
All students in Grades 1 through 4 participate in a choir class as part of their regular music instruction at Immanuel. Through the singing of fun-filled vocal warmups, folk songs, hymns, praise songs and more, students learn the fundamentals of singing. Students in Grades 1-2 and 3-4 have the opportunity to share prepared songs by singing praises to our Lord when their group participates periodically in weekend worship services at Immanuel. Click on the first link below for a schedule of dates for the 2016-17 school year. Each time the classes sing in church, children of Immanuel members are expected to participate with their class choir in worship services. Since non-member children are part of the class choirs at school, they are strongly encouraged to participate with their class choir in these worship services. The second link will take you to an introductory letter from Mrs. Kris Bartelt. Students in the 3rd and 4th Grade Choir also perform several selections at the Spring Concert each May, which gives students an opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned in choir class throughout the year. Recent selections include “It’s Ruff Being a Dog!”, “Spiritual Medley”, and “The Friday Song”– a real favorite that is requested over and over again each year.2016-17 Grades 1-2, 3-4 Singing Dates Gr. 1-4 Choir and Music Class Information 2016-2017
PK and Kindergarten Class Choirs
Students in these classes have a natural love for music and singing — which can be heard as part of their daily activities. Students participate in regular music classes and also have the opportunity to sing songs of praise to their Lord during worship services at Immanuel. Scheduled dates for Kindergarten and PK can be accessed from the link above.