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Choir (Academic Class)

This course is designed for students who like to sing. A wide selection of music is rehearsed and performed throughout the school year. Music includes sacred, classical, and contemporary tunes. Students will have an opportunity to work on solos and ensembles for a contest/festival. Attendance is required at all performances, including school liturgies, concerts and other performances scheduled by the director. It is recommended, but not necessary, to enroll in both semesters of choir. Based on enrollment and at the discretion of the instructors, students may be placed in one of the following choirs:

  • Concert Choir – open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • Chamber Choir – open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. 

Time Commitment: Semester Courses

Bella Voce

Bell Voce is open to high school girls who wish to focus on sacred and secular music, classical and popular, for treble voice. Madrigal Singers meet Thursday before school and performs at the choir and/or orchestra concert each semester and on other occasions by invitation. Participation in a curricular choir is not required but is encouraged. 

Time Commitment: TBD


Girls Pop is open to high school girls who wish to sing more popular music with group choreography. Girls Pop meets Mondays and Tuesdays after school and performs at the choir concert each semester. Participation in a curricular choir is not required but is encouraged.

Time Commitment: Monday and Tuesdays after school

Red Knotes

The BSM Red Knotes is our a cappella pop group. They have auditions in the spring and rehearse Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:15 AM. Students perform a wide variety of popular a cappella music. In 2017 they were accepted to compete in the International Competition of High School A cappella (as seen on the movie "Pitch Perfect") and took 4th place out of the 12 groups from around the Midwest that attended. The Red Knotes also perform at many school functions and local schools and community events. Participation in a curricular choir is not required but is strongly encouraged.

Time Commitment: Tuesday and Thursday mornings


Nancy Stockhaus 
Ryan Werdon

Note: Students who are eligible for, and interested in, more than one choir are encouraged to sing in as many as they would like. 

Students are allowed to take choir as a wellness option if it does not fit into the student's schedule. 

Twin Cities A Capella Festival Hosted by Benilde-St. Margaret's School

Red Knotes singing at a cappella festival