Chorus

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The choral program at The Lovett School has a rich and distinguished history, dating to the founding of the institution itself. The school’s philosophy of utilizing a comprehensive curriculum that seeks to develop the total child-intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially, aesthetically, and emotionally, is exemplified through emphasis on the visual and performing arts. During the course of any academic year, over 90% of Lovett students participate in the arts.

Choral/vocal music at Lovett has enjoyed strong and outstanding leadership over several decades. Lovett choral ensembles are represented annually in the Spivey Hall Honor Choirs, the GMEA District Five Honor Chorus, and the GMEA All-State Choruses. The Lovett Choirs won the highest scores in every choral division (Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Chamber Choir, and Concert Choir) at the 2006 and 2007 MusicFest Orlando competition. In 2013, the Lovett choral groups and instrumental ensembles received the coveted Spirit of Orlando Award from the Heritage Music Festival. This award is given to the school that demonstrates support and encouragement of one another and other groups in the festival, and best exemplifies a positive model for music education.

The Lovett Singers  is a select group of Upper School singers that was established in 1976. The Lovett Singers represented the United States in 1978 on President Carter’s Friendship Exchange Program to Newcastle, England. They have performed at the World’s Fair in New Orleans and at Disney World, and won the First Place Gold and the Sweepstakes Trophy at the 1991 Heritage Music Festival in New Orleans. They performed under the baton of conductor John Rutter in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in November 1991, and sang at Carnegie Hall in November 1996. They won the coveted Grand Choral Championship titles at the MusicFest Competitions in Orlando in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007. Members of this ensemble participate annually in Spivey Hall High School Honor Choir, the GMEA District Five Honor Chorus, and the GMEA All-State Chorus. In 2013, the Singers won a Gold Medal (Superior) in the 2013 Heritage Music Festival in Orlando. At the same festival, the Singers garnered four additional trophies: Outstanding Choral Group Award, Festival Sweepstakes Award for Choral Program, Adjudicators Award (achieving a score above 95 percent in all categories), and the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Special Invitation to Perform in Carnegie Hall. In 2014, the Lovett Singers traveled to New York City, where they performed the NationalAnthem for a sold-out Brooklyn Nets/Boston Celtics game, and performed the Haydn Nelson Mass in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Anton Armstrong.

The Women’s Chorus  participates in chapel, a fall concert, the Service of Lessons and Carols, the classical concert, and the spring musical. They have performed at Disney World, the Piedmont Driving Club, and the Atlanta Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs. Members of this ensemble participate annually in the GMEA District Five Honor Chorus, as well as the GMEA All-State Chorus. They won Outstanding Choral Group, first place Gold, and the coveted Adjudicator’s Trophy at the 1991 Music Heritage Festival in New Orleans. They received first place at the 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, and 2006 MusicFest Competitions in Orlando. In 2008, this group earned superior ratings in performance and sight-reading at the GMEA Performance Evaluation. The Lovett Women’s Chorus regularly performs for holiday caroling in the Vinings area.

The Men’s Chorus  sings for special concerts, chapel services, and competitions. Comprising Upper School males from both mixed choral ensembles, they won first place in their division at the 1995 MusicFest Competition in Orlando, as well as the coveted Grand Championship. They also won first place in their division in the 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, and 2006 competitions, and second place in the 1998 Grand Championship. The Men’s Chorus won first place Gold in the 2000 Southern Star Music Festival and the Sweepstakes title for the highest score of the festival. In 2008, this group earned superior ratings in performance at the GMEA Performance Evaluation, as well as earning a superior rating at Festival Disney. 

The Middle School choirs  perform classical concerts for Grandparents/Special Friend Day, the Service of lessons and Carols, a full concert, a spring concert, and the all-school concert. The Seventh and Eighth Grade choirs present a spring Broadway Showcase featuring solos and ensembles. In spring 2008, all Middle School choirs participated in the GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation, where they received superior ratings in sightreading. In April 2008, the Eighth Grade Chorus received a gold rating and the Sweepstakes Award at the Southern Star Music Festival. Individual students have been selected to participate in the Spivey Hall Treble Honor Choir, GMEA District Five Honor Chorus, GMEA Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus, and All-State Chorus.

The Lower School Chorus is a talented and energetic group of fourth and fifth grade students who rehearse once a week after school. They delight audiences with their joyful singing and charismatic stage presence. Throughout the school year they perform at the Festival of Trees, the Lower School Holiday Sing-A-Long, Founder’s Day Chapel, the Lower/Middle/Upper School Choral Concert, the Lower School Talent Show, the Lower School Spring Musical, and the Southern Star Music Festival.