There are 5 choirs in Coleraine Grammar School.
The Junior Choir rehearses every Tuesday in MR2 from 1.15pm from September through to March. Prior to public performances the
choir also rehearses on a Thursday to develop the vocal skills required for a successful performance. The main challenge this choir faces is learning
to sing in harmony.
Junior Chamber Choir rehearse in MR2 Thursdays at 1.15pm.
The Senior Girls’ Choir is the largest ensemble in school with approximately 120 members in Years 12-14. The choir practises after school
every Tuesday from 3:30-4:15p.m. and develops the skill of choral singing in 3 parts. No audition is required but there is an expectation of a commitment
to attend all rehearsals. Members can use choral singing as their chosen skill for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and can also receive Honours
for singing if they have attained Grade 5 or above.
The Girls’ Chamber Choir has approximately 35 Sixth Form members. The choir meets on a Friday after school and attempts more challenging
vocal arrangements in a wide variety of styles.
There is also an SATB choir for Year 13 boys and Sixth Form girls. This choir has just been formed and will provide opportunities for
four part choral singing and will focus primarily on the development of tenor and bass singing.
Each choir is accompanied by a competent senior pupil on piano. This helps develop not only their piano skills but also their confidence and is an opportunity
for high grade pianists to receive Honours. Such a position requires a significant commitment to practise thoroughly and attend all rehearsals