• The Hartselle High School Choral Music Department consists of over 100 singers that participate in a variety of ensembles. Each performing group has unique opportunities to showcase their talents, and all singers participate in several Choral Department performances throughout the school year. 

  • Concert Chorus is an un-auditioned choir that usually has between 50 and 75 singers. This group performs 4 times during the year- the Fall Dinner in October, Christmas concert in Decemeber, State Choral Performance Assesment in the spring, and at the Spring concert in late April. Concert Chorus sings a wide variety of choral literature, ranging from classical to folk, gospel spirituals and jazz arrangements. Throughout the year, singers will learn basic theory and sight singing skills with an emphasis on the Kodaly sol fege system.

    Girls Ensemble is an auditioned group of 16 to 24 girls. This choir performs at all 5 main Choral Department performances during the year. In addition to singing, Girls Ensemble also requires members to dance to choreographed selections for each concert. Auditions for girls ensemble take place in May of each year. 

    Chamber Chorale is an auditioned group of 50 singers who are committed to choral excellence. Students in this ensemble represent the most advanced voices in the Hartselle High School Choral Department, and perform collegiate level repertoire. The Chamber Chorale performs at all departmental concerts throughout the school year, as well as at a variety of school and community events. Auditions for Chamber Chorale are held each May.

    Performers is an auditioned group of 24 male and female singers. This group performs at all of the Choral Department concerts during the year and also has many outside engagements. In the past, this group has traveled to Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Puerto Rico and beyond. Singers in this ensemble must demonstrate an outstanding ability to sing independently. Additionally, members must be proficient in sight singing, and must be capable of dancing to several choreographed selections. Auditions for Performers are held each May.

    Throughout the year, HHS Choral Department members are given several opportunities to participate in outside events. These events include: Alabama All State Chorus, Alabama All State Show Choir, Outstanding Choral Student, Solo and Ensemble festival, Honor Choirs throughout the region, and performances at various festivals, sporting events, conferences, and venues.