Music at Bishop's

Instrumental

The instrumental music program has developed and expanded over the years, from one ensemble to several. This program allows for the training of classical music lovers as well as jazz enthusiasts to create, improvise and perform in a variety of musical venues and to play a diverse repertoire.

The chamber group performs in two major concerts throughout the school year as well as chapel services and the annual choral music concert in December.

The jazz band plays in two major school concerts as well as for many on campus school activities some of which include Bish Day, Open House, the School auction and other social events. This group of musicians has participated in the Fullerton Jazz Festival, where they have received superior ratings.

Voice

Bishop’s choral program has grown and developed over the past several years. Students graduate with an enjoyment of singing and often continue this art form into college and beyond. The program offers all students, regardless of their abilities, a place to belong, a place to learn and develop musically, a place to sing and perform.

In the middle school years, student opportunities include Musical Theatre 8, a class that combines music, dance and drama and Select Ensemble, a singing class that develops the singing voice and music reading skills through a Pops Night concert which is staged and choreographed and a choir festival where students are rated on their musical abilities as a group. The Middle School Singing Club is an after school singing club that meets every Monday. Students in this club participate in the annual holiday concert in December.

In upper school, men who enjoy singing can select the Knight’s Choir, and women can join The Bishop's Choir, an all women’s ensemble and advance into the BelCanto Chorus, an intermediate chorus for women. These courses prepare students for auditioning for the Bishop's Singers.

The Bishop’s Singers are an advanced level, auditioned group that sings numerous concerts in and out of school. These students usually take a trip every other year. Recent trips include NYC, where students sang at Carnegie Hall twice, San Francisco and Arizona. They also sing at the annual holiday concert. In the spring, the group sings in the annual Pops Night concert with costumes and choreography. Bishop's Singers have participated in many choral festivals, earning superior ratings since 1995. 
THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.