C-Notes Spring Concert This Weekend

C-Notes Spring Concert 2018The award-winning Chaminade C-Notes present their spring concert, “a Grand Night for Singing” on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the DeLong Center (Chatsworth Campus).

General admission tickets are $10 per person (under two-years-old free), and may be purchased online. Seating is open and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The C-Notes are directed by Kathy Rohrs, and student directors are Denise Enrique ’20 and Brendan Teehan ’21.

C-Notes and C7 Take First Place at Santa Clarita Festival

The Chaminade C-Notes and C7 ensemble performed at the Music in the Parks festival in Santa Clarita Saturday, April 28. More than 20 schools from Arizona, California, and Nevada participated in the festival. The awards ceremony took place at Six Flags Magic Mountain where The C-Notes earned first place in the Concert Choir division with a “superior” rating. C7 ensemble Also took first place in the Vocal Jazz division and scored a “superior “rating. They also won best Overall Choir for Junior High/Middle School division. Lauren Effertz ’23 received a medal for the Best Overall Vocalist in the festival.

Congratulations to Mrs. Kathy Rohrs and her High School Assistant Conductors, Denise Enrique ’20 and Brendan Teehan ’21 for their great accomplishment.

C-Notes and C7 Perform at the Heritage Festival

Chaminade College Preparatory’s C-Notes performed in the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, California from March 9 to 11. The C-Notes performed at the Rose Center Theater (Westminster) in front of three choral adjudicators. They sang songs in three contrasting choral genres and in three languages, Latin, French and Spanish. Middle school teachers, Kathleen Baucom-Acker and Miguel Solis who helped with pronunciation in French and Spanish.

The C-Notes won first place Gold in the Concert Choir division. Lauren Effertz ’23, solo soprano and Tim Brustinov ’24, boy soprano, were recognized by the judges for their outstanding solo performance and received the Maestro award. Chaminade’s a cappella group C7, directed by Denise Enrique ’20 and Brendan Teehan ’21, earned Gold in the Vocal Jazz division. The C-Notes have been invited to the 2019-2020 National Youth Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall. This is their fifth consecutive invitation.

Choir Director, Kathy Rohrs thanks her colleagues who were practice adjudicators for this festival: John Apablasa, Jen Bader, Heather Eaton, Joe Norton and Mike Russ. She also extends a huge thank you to Charisse Enrique and Jill Teehan for their support and many hours of preparation.

Middle School Concerts This Weekend

shutterstock_152792564This weekend Chaminade College Preparatory’s middle school students invite the school family to attend two concerts:

C-Notes (middle school choir)
Saturday, December 3
7:30 p.m.
Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts (West Hills)

Middle school band
Sunday, December 4
3:00 p.m.
Fr. Allen DeLong Center for Arts and Athletics (Chatsworth)

Tickets to the C-Notes concert, Christmas Bells are Ringing are available for purchase online, and are $10 per child and $15 per adult.

Tickets to the Winter Band concert are available for purchase online and are $5 per person. After 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, tickets may be purchased at the door for $7 per person.

C-Notes Earn Gold at the Heritage Festival

Heritage Festival

Chaminade’s middle school choir, the C-Notes, earned a superior rating of Gold for their performance in the Worldstrides On Stage Heritage Festival at Fullerton College. The C-Notes performed repertoire from three different choral genres: two Renaissance Motets, a piece with text from the great Irish Poet William Butler Yeats called “Cloths of Heaven,” and an a cappella African-American spiritual. A panel of three choral expert adjudicators judged them on the many aspects of choral singing such as tone, balance, blend, diction, intonation, rhythm and interpretation.

Kathy Rhors, Chaminade’s middle school music teacher and C-Notes director, says “I was very proud to stand with these wonderful children and make beautiful music together at the Heritage Festival. Earning the gold was exciting. However, the journey taken was much more important. Over the past months, our students have been learning that choral music is much more than singing the right notes…they now know what it means to work as a team to make the music come alive with expression, tone, and precision.”

After the festival, The C-Notes spent the afternoon at Disneyland and attended the evening awards ceremony at the Fantasy Theatre. They have been invited to perform again in the National Youth Festival at Carnegie Hall on March 12, 2017. The C-Notes will submit a DVD audition to the Carnegie Adjudicators to be the feature choir. The results will be announced at the end of October 2016.