O'Dea High School

Choral Music

The O’Dea Men’s Choir is made up of students from grades 10, 11, and 12 and focuses on singing in varied styles and from varied historical periods. The selected literature is chosen from songs, concert literature, and liturgical pieces written or adapted for male voices, and often includes original arrangements by the instructor, and/or students. Skills developed include pitch and tone, sight singing, rhythm, unison and part-singing, diction, languages, critical thinking and listening, concert etiquette, and rehearsal technique. Additionally, these young men develop their knowledge in music theory, history, general music appreciation skills, and performance concepts and styles.