“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis
The Holy Cross Catholic School Choir is an auditioned singing ensemble that is comprised of fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders and conducted by Lucy Neary. The choir sings pieces in two, three, and four part harmonies by composers from Mozart to modern composers like Jim Papoulis and Vijay Singh. The choir learns these pieces using Music Theory techniques taught in music classes. The Holy Cross School Choir aims to use their voices to give back to the North Portland community. They have sung the National Anthem at University of Portland sporting events, given concerts at local retirement homes, and shared our songs at hospitals. This year, the choir looks forward to concerts at the University of Portland Soccer and Basketball Games, the Grotto, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Good Samaritan Hospital and Assumption Village.
The Holy Cross Catholic School Children's Choir is comprised of forty first, second, third, and fourth graders. This choir aims to enrich the learning happening in the music classroom, as well as expose its young musicians to new types of music. The singers in this ensemble will sing compositions in unison and two part harmony. They will perform at the Holy Cross Christmas program and collaborate with the Middle School Choir on various concerts throughout the city.