justifying a high school chamber choir
Date: December 10, 2013
We have a new head of our Upper School who has made the decision to eliminate our chamber choir strictly based on numbers. He has never seen them perform, never observed a class, never seen the larger concert choir perform nor seen one of those classes. His rationale is that there is not enough senior leadership in the larger choir.
Here are the numbers for this year
Concert Choir - 46 with 8 seniors ( 28 girls and 18 guys)
Chamber Choir - 11 with 8 seniors (9 girls and 2 guys)
For concerts, the Chamber Choir sings their own rep and then joins with the larger choir for the Concert Choir rep.
The chamber choir has been in existence for about 20 years.
Any advice, suggestions or links to good materials for citing would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much.