Ensemble Opportunities

Villa’s Christmast Concert 2015

Concert Chorus

All students are welcomVMAHS Concert Choruse to be part of this exciting ensemble to prepare for vocal performances in the Christmas and Spring Concerts. Concert Chorus meets after school every Wednesday. No audition is necessary.

Villa Maria Academy Handbell Choir

Handbell Choir

Membership in the Handbell Choir is open to a limited number of students. Experience in reading piano music is very helpful for those wishing to join. Rehearsals are after school on Mondays. No audition is necessary.

Madrigal Singers (Class)

A select group of 16 singers, students are eligible to audition for this ensemble after a full year of membership in Concert Chorus. The Madrigal Singers perform at school and outside functions as well as the Christmas and Spring Concerts. Rehearsals are after school on Tuesdays.

Orchestra

If you play an instrument, you are eligible to be in our Orchestra. We accept members of all levels. To complete sections, some boys from neighboring Malvern and Devon Preparatory schools are included in this ensemble. The Orchestra performs at the Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction, Christmas concert, and Spring Concert. Rehearsals are after school on Thursdays. No audition is necessary.

String Ensemble (Class)

String players who are members of the Orchestra may be selected by the director to play in this smaller ensemble focusing on music written especially for strings. The String Ensemble plays at outside functions, school functions, and at the Christmas and Spring Concerts.

All-Catholic Band, Orchestra, Chorus

Students may audition for selection into the All-Catholic Ensembles sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. We are proud of the excellent representation we have in these groups.

Some clips from the All Catholic rehearsal can be seen on YouTube.

PMEA District, Regional and All-State Ensembles

Through Villa Maria’s ensemble directors’ memberships in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, our students may audition for the highly competitive PMEA ensembles. This is an excellent opportunity for truly dedicated students to have music experiences with students from high schools throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania area.