ALL students at GAMP participate in choir. This develops their musicianship and teaches them how to work together in an ensemble. The human voice is the primary instrument. The students study a variety of choral repertoire, ranging from Classical, Jazz, Pop, and Broadway music, among many other styles.
Students in grades 9 through 12 can also audition for the Concert Choir. This select group works on collegiate-level repertoire and performs at different venues around the metropolitan area. Some of our recent memorable performances include the inauguration of Mayor Jim Kenney, as pre-show entertainment for the Philly Pops, a holiday performance at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and regular workshops and concerts with the music departments of Temple University and the University of the Arts. Students in Concert Choir also participate in the annual All-City Music Festival held at the Kimmel Center in March.
The Concert Choir’s selection process is based upon vocal ability and dependability. We strive to teach students the importance of the quest for excellence, discipline, and commitment.
Finally, we mount an annual musical theatre production, of a quality rival to professional. Students may audition to be a member of the cast, or participate in other avenues such as pit orchestra, or the stage and technical crews. Our recent productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, Shrek, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Choral activities are directed by Mrs. Christina Blankenship (Music Director), Mr. Cameron Stringham, Mr. Manny Carrera, and Mr. Mac Holcomb.