Choir

Sing with Us!

You’ll learn musicianship and vocal skills while performing great music in a fun and supportive environment.

Menlo School chorus performs an evening pops concert. Photos by Joe Wang.

 

 Courses

  • Mixed Chorus (Menlo Choraliers)

    The Menlo Choraliers is a non-auditioned group open to men and women in grades 9-12. It is a great place to form new friendships, participate in fun activities, and sing fabulous music! Students assist with choosing and rehearsing songs during our spring semester, and also help come up with ideas for social activities. Singers are exposed to a wide variety of music from different genres. Our singers perform in many exciting concerts throughout the year. Every few years, the choral program travels so that we can connect with cultures outside our own. (Past tour destinations have included Europe, South America, Canada, Cuba, New Zealand, and even Disneyland.) Come sing with us!

  • Women’s Chorus

    Women’s Choir (Lorelei) has been a tradition at Menlo for many years. It gives young women the chance to experience singing in an all women’s ensemble, where they can focus on forming friendships and and participating in different activities. There are also opportunities to participate in choral festivals and competitions during the year. Students help generate ideas for social activities and community performances. Our singers perform in many exciting venues throughout the year. Every few years, the choral program travels so that we can connect with cultures outside our own. (Past tour destinations have included Europe, South America, Canada, Cuba, New Zealand, and even Disneyland.) Come sing with us!

  • Chamber Singers (Knights & Knightingales)

    Chamber Singers (Knights and Knightingales) gives Menlo students the chance to experience the joy of singing in a small auditioned ensemble. This course is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, and is comprised of 12 -16 voices. It is a great place to form new friendships while experiencing the fun of choral performance. There are also opportunities to participate in choral festivals and competitions during the year. Students also help generate ideas for social activities and community performances. Our singers perform in many exciting concerts throughout the year. Every few years, the choral program travels so that we can connect with cultures outside our own. (Past tour destinations have included Europe, South America, Canada, Cuba, New Zealand, and even Disneyland.) Come sing with us!

    Prerequisite: Complete any level of chorus or pass an audition with Ms. Linford.

  • AP Music Theory

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    Prerequisite: Pass an entrance exam through Ms. Linford.

Additional Programs

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Menlo School's Chorus performs the Annual Pops and Broadway Revue. Photo by Pete Zivkov.Menlo School's Chorus performs the Annual Pops and Broadway Revue. Photo by Pete Zivkov.

Karen Linford

Karen Linford is a singer, conductor, and composer. She received her undergraduate training in music education from Chico State University, where she studied under Dr. Sharon Paul and was recognized for her work in music and composition. She received a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Oregon. She has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival, the Central Oregon Symphony, and the Sunriver Music Festival. Karen has led high school, children’s and adult choirs around the Bay Area since 1996. She loves sharing her love of music and singing with the Menlo community.