Family is like MusicSome high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song

Welcome to the online home of the Cumberland High School Choral Program! On behalf of our administration, and myself,  we gladly welcome you to the online home of the Cumberland High School Music Department. We value the membership of each student within our ensembles. I hope you will enjoy being a part of this organization, which continues to build a tradition of superior performance and musical excellence.

I believe our program offers many opportunities to the individual student:  to demonstrate and build his/her musical ability, to develop leadership skills and a sense of responsibility, to make friends, to participate in musical activities, to perform as a representative of Cumberland High School, and to discover the unique thrill of performance. We will be working hard to learn music for our this year's events as our participation in concerts, clinics, and festivals will keep us busy, as well as involved.

Please utilize this website as a source for reminders, updates, documents, and to further your musical knowledge. We are here to help!

Mrs. Santo
​Director of Choirs

 

Concert Chorus

The CHS Concert Chorus is a mixed chorus comprised of 9th-12th graders.  This ensemble strives to not only create a quality mixed ensemble sound, but also aims to teach students the foundations of music education no matter what their previous experiences. This group meets during the school day and has twice a month evening rehearsals.

The Concert Chorus performs in local and national choral festivals and earned Superior ratings at the RIACDA Senior High School Choral Festival in 2016, 2017, 2018 and won First Place for Concert Choir at OrlandoFest in 2016.

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Clef Singers
Established by director Nectar Lennox in 1965, Clef Singers is CHS's advanced mixed ensemble comprised of select singers in grades 10-12. This ensemble performs a wide variety of literature and performs extensively throughout RI.

Clef Singers performs in local and national choral festivals. This group has earned the highest ratings in Annapolis, MD (2014) and the RIACDA Senior High School Choral Festival (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), and was awarded Grand National Champion for Chamber Choirs at OrlandoFest in 2016.

Singers meet during the school day and rehearse every Wednesday evening. Students must have a year of experience in Concert Chorus and audition for Clef Singers in February.

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  • 2022 - Superior Rating and 1st Place, Music in the Parks

  • 2022 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2019 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2018 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2017 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2016 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2016 - First Place Concert Choir, Orlandofest

  • 2015 - Excellent Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2014 - Excellent Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2022 - Best Choral Ensemble Overall, Music in the Parks

  • 2022 - Superior Rating and 1st Place, Music in the Parks

  • 2022 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2019 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2018 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2017 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2016 - Superior Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2016 - First Place Chamber Choir, Orlandofest

  • 2015 - Excellent Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

  • 2014 - Excellent Rating, RI ACDA Choral Festival

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Achievements

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