St. Croix Lutheran offers vocalists numerous opportunities to practice and improve their God-given talents. Led by director Mike Marquardt, SCL choral students enjoy learning a variety of genres from sacred to pop and popular movie soundtracks. Combining quality with fun keeps the vocalists enthusiastic about learning, and choral and instrumental groups offer five to six concerts throughout the school year as well as participate in special events like our annual Veterans and Memorial Day celebrations.
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The Croixaliers is an award-winning, select singing group - chosen through auditions - that performs at school concerts, off-campus area worship services, and state choral competitions. The 24-member choir presents the “Tour of Praise” worship service to all St. Croix Lutheran Association associated congregations. Each November, the Croixaliers take part in the WELS Choral Festival and sing with other regional WELS high schools including several mass choir performances where hundreds of talented singers come together to sing sacred music for a live audience and those attending via the live internet broadcast.
For students in grades 10-12, the Concert Choir includes a curriculum of advanced vocal technique and musicianship in preparation for potential singing at the collegiate level. This mixed-gender choral ensemble performs numerous works including classical, contemporary, multi-cultural, and ethnic music.
The Concert Choir performs in the Fall, Christmas, Sacred Spring, and Spring Pops concerts and various chapel events. Concert Choir members may audition for the Croixaliers singing group.
This two-semester introduction to choral singing for students in grade 9 explores vocal technique and foundational music theory. In preparation for joining the Concert Choir, members will study music history through choral literature. Freshman Chorus students may audition for the Croixaliers singing group.
No prior singing experience is required to join freshman chorus. Participants will be expected to perform short assignments designed to improve their musicianship. Performances include the Fall, Christmas and Sacred Spring and Spring Pops concerts.