Spartapalooza June 1st

posted May 17, 2017, 2:37 PM by

Hi, all! Our last hurrah (concert!) approaches on June 1st. Here is what you need to know!


Spartapalooza – our final choir concert- is June 1st.


Attire: SAME as previous concerts as of today. I’ll let you know if circumstances change.


Date for Dress Rehearsal: Dress rehearsal (no need to wear formal attire) is May 31st after school until 6:30 when we are removed from the theater for the CHS senior slideshow. Senior soloists may need to stay after in the choir room unless things are moving quickly! Bring a snack (no food or drinks in the theater) or plan to eat following the dress rehearsal.


Time: The June 1st concert starts with senior solos that are open to the public! Please join us! 5:30 pm. All students are called at this time to celebrate the seniors and say goodbye.


What to bring: Please have your student bring a dessert to share by 5:25 pm if they are not graduating! The Muses are graciously putting together our dessert reception for the seniors and their families. Please label any trays you would like returned.


When to eat dinner: On June 1st, I would recommend eating before the 5:30 call. If there are leftover treats after the awesome seniors and their families have feasted, you can have them after the concert.


When to arrive to watch: Usually we open doors at 6:40 for 7 pm concerts, but I recommend coming to senior solos and grabbing a good seat for the concert by 5:30. This one can fill up quickly.  


Who to bring: Anyone and everyone! All alumni should expect to jump on stage to sing the alma mater, and SAC alumni may have a surprise as well (they should check facebook).


Length of Concert: I keep concerts during  year at 75 minutes for five choirs, but this one has some awards, surprises, a live band, and alumni appearances and will likely be a bit longer. Not to worry, it will be incredibly entertaining and feature some great tunes and blasts from the past!


Cost to Attend: Free! But, please donate on your way in or out. Concert Choir was gifted a piece for FREE called Love Is which mashes up the text from Corinthians (Love is patient, love is kind) with Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award acceptance speech (love is love is love is love)! The living composer’s request in the absence of payment is to give a donation to a service in our community that performs acts of love. The kids have some great ideas, and we will donate some of our door money to the program the students select! One piece for one choir for one concert costs anywhere from $100-160 so I would like to donate at least that amount.


Let me know if you have questions. Looking forward to a full, wonderful house for our last concert, and thanks for a great year!


Pastinis Dine Out

posted Feb 24, 2017, 12:51 PM by   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

See you at Pastinis on Monday 2/27 or Tuesday 2/28! Make sure your receipt gets stamped with PASTATHON for choir! 

Also, please mark your calendars for April 6 from 4-8 at Panera for another dine-out. That one requires a flier (or show it on your phone)! Thanks, everyone! 

Solo Ensemble Opportunity

posted Feb 7, 2017, 2:26 PM by

Some of you study voice privately and are excited about the opportunity to perform for certified adjudicators. There is a wonderful event on March 4th at Benton Hall at OSU called Solo and Ensemble. See the attached for registration information.  Everything will be due Thursday in order to be scheduled.


  • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 10th
  • Payment Deadline: Wednesday, February 15th
  • Contest Date: Saturday, March 4th
  • Contest Location: Benton Hall - OSU


Choralpalooza - Elektra, Man Choir, Muses - February 11th

posted Jan 26, 2017, 2:15 PM by

Choralpalooza is our wonderful 5th grade through 12th grade district wide choral event! This year we are bringing in a clinician to work with the high school groups, and we are looking forward to our new layout! The event is held at CVHS this year, and the schedule is detailed below.


Where: CVHS auditorium

When: February 11th

Times:  Women check in 11:30 am, released 12:30 pm

                Men check in 12:15 pm, released 1:15 pm

                (free to stay at CV, do homework, bring snacks, watch the MS and elementary)

All groups check in at 3:00 pm for a 3:10 group rehearsal. Stay for duration of 5:00 concert (hour at most)

Concert: 5 pm and free to all. Space is limited, however.

Attire:   Formal tops (black and the Elektra scarves for all women, black dress shirt and ties for men) and jeans on the bottom. I will email you if this changes to FULL formal attire.

Transport: Please have your student there at the check in times and pick them up following the concert in the CV band room. 6 pm is a good guess. There will be teachers there all day supervising if your student wants to bring other work, spend time with friends, or observe the clinician.


Although Choralpalooza is not taking place on a school day this year, I would still like a permission slip signed and returned so I can have emergency contact info on hand. Please see attached for the permission slip.


Thank you! Let me know if you have any questions.

Aubrey Patterson | Director of Choirs

Fine Arts Department | Corvallis High School

541-757-5907 |



Choralpalooza 2017

Feb. 11, 2017



HS women check in, go to auditorium

11:45am – 12:30pm         HS women rehearsal, auditorium – Steve Peter clinic & conduct

MS & HS men check in, go to auditorium; HS women can leave.


12:30pm – 1:15pm           HS men rehearsal – Steve Peter clinic & conduct; MS observing

1:15pm – 1:25pm             BREAK/Transition; HS men can leave

                                                Elementary check in, go to auditorium

1:25pm – 2:10pm             MS rehearsal, auditorium – Steve Peter conducting masterclass; Elem observing

2:10pm – 2:15pm             Transition

2:15pm – 3:00pm             Elementary rehearsal, auditorium – Steve Peter clinic

                                                MS in cafeteria

3:00pm – 3:10pm             BREAK/Transition

                                                HS women & men check in, go to auditorium

3:10pm – 4:10pm             ALL combined rehearsal – Steve Peter clinic & conduct mass number

                                                Run pieces/dress rehearsal

4:10pm – 4:30pm             All logistics – Steve Peter on break

5:00pm                                 Concert


After concert meeting places:

                Elementary – Cafeteria

                Middle School – Cafeteria

                High School – Band Room

Happy 2017!

posted Jan 5, 2017, 4:11 PM by

Here's to a new year and fewer weather disruptions! I'm keeping the google calendar updated but here is a condensed version of our calendar as of 1/5/2017. 

Giving Tuesday can be extended past Tuesday!

posted Nov 30, 2016, 1:53 PM by

Choir Families,


It's Giving Tuesday!


Thank you to everyone who has committed time or items or dollars thus far in support of our CHS Choirs! Your generosity is greatly appreciated and we're working hard to bring a fun auction event to the concert on Dec 13.


If you would still like to donate your time (or treats) as a part of #GivingTuesday, please consider signing up here (Yes, please, we still need help!) for helping with the Winter Concert: Sign up now on


Also, if you, or anyone you know, would like to make the CHS Choirs a part of their #GivingTuesday plan, please consider sending direct donations to:


Corvallis High School

Attn: Hannah Punches

1400 NW Buchanan Street

Corvallis, OR 97330


Checks under $250 can be made payable to CHS Choir

Checks over $250 can be made payable to CPSF (Corvallis Public Schools Foundation)

Receipts can be mailed at your request.


Thank you for your consideration! We look forward to seeing you at the concert!


Jen Lommers


OSU Festival

posted Nov 14, 2016, 11:36 AM by

See you tomorrow! 7 pm concert at LaSells Stewart Center at OSU, take your student home afterward.

Pastinis Pastathon!

posted Nov 10, 2016, 11:45 AM by

Eat out for a good cause MONDAY AND TUESDAY! I shall be enjoying that roasted butternut squash gorgonzola ravioli in a brown butter sauce with sage. Nomnomnom. Order beverages, order apps and ‘serts. Treat yo’self. You deserve it.


Make sure your server stamps the receipt so we get the proceeds – have them stamp the receipt with the Pastathon stamp while you watch. Some servers do it the first time you mention the fundraiser, some don’t! 50% makes this a HUGE fundraiser for us.


Also, mark your calendars for December 6th – 5-8pm at Burgerville.


Thank you, thank you!


posted Oct 17, 2016, 1:05 PM by

New post in California tab for Concert Choir families. Please review the document and fill out the google form by Friday, October 21st.

Also, CONCERT Tuesday October 18! See you tomorrow!  

Like Voices Festival, November 15

posted Oct 11, 2016, 12:34 PM by

The Like Voices Festival at OSU is November 15. Please see attached document for information! This is for Muses, Elektra, and Man Choir.

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