Black Swamp Honors Choir
"Each year, my students await the Black Swamp Honors Choir with nothing short of excited
anticipation. Andrew always selects meaningful, varied, and challenging repertoire.
Without fail, my students return to school the following Monday with renewed vigor
and energy. The BSHC is one of the highlights of
our choral calendar."
--Benjamin D. Lupo, Director of Vocal Music, Bryan City Schools
Defiance College Music Programs will offer the eighth annual Black Swamp Honors Choir to area high school students. The select chorus is featured on the W. Oscar Jones Choral Festival held on the DC Campus. The Black Swamp Honors Choir offers high school students the opportunity to sing with 70 of the area’s best high school singers and also perform with Defiance College ensembles.
The great news is:
- Easy application process
- No recording required
- No prepared piece
- On-site auditions at your school
Selected students receive:
- DC Honors Choir t-shirt
- DC binder and music
- Two comp tickets to performance of choice
- Professional recording of their performance
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 26
Deadline for Applications
May 1 – May 26
Auditions at area high schools
Thursday, November 2 (evening)
Evening rehearsal on men’s and women’s pieces with the Northwesternaires and DC Women's Chorus. Ice cream social following the rehearsal.
Saturday, November 4 (morning/afternoon)
Morning and afternoon rehearsal on mixed selections. Lunch provided.
Sunday, November 5 (afternoon/early evening)
Afternoon run-through rehearsal followed by performances at 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm.