Mission Statement

The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.

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Choral

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In Glee Choir, Madrigal Singers, or the student-run A Cappella Club, singers participate in choral performances ranging from the spiritual to the secular. In addition to their winter and spring concerts, choir students sing regularly at school masses, assemblies, and community gatherings -- and have traveled to festival choruses and joint productions with choral groups from neighboring schools throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. In recent years, these well traveled musicians have taken the stage in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.; The Washington National Cathedral; and the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel at Howard University, and accomplished singers frequently represent Holy Cross at All-State and Honors ensembles.


Choral Courses

Madrigal Singers

Students study, rehearse, and perform choral music in an advanced ensemble. They explore advanced vocal techniques in both solo and ensemble settings, and they interpret music from all major musical eras, including music in foreign languages as well as contemporary music. The group performs publicly many times throughout the year, including at school liturgies and other functions. Attendance at these events is mandatory for all students in this class.

Honors Madrigal Singers

Students study, rehearse, and perform choral music in an advanced ensemble. In addition, these students are leaders in the ensemble, and mentors for their younger peers. They explore and model advanced vocal techniques in both solo and ensemble settings. They interpret music from all major musical eras, including music in foreign languages as well as contemporary music. The group performs publicly many times throughout the year, including at school liturgies and other functions. Attendance at these events is mandatory for all students in this class.

Glee Choir

Students study, rehearse, and perform vocal music in both contemporary and traditional styles. They explore singing fundamentals in both solo and group settings. They develop skills in sight-reading music, and they describe and interpret a variety of songs and other musical numbers. Each semester students participate in public performances, and attendance at these events is mandatory.

Co-Curricular

Nota Acapella Club

This group performs contemporary and classical music with voice alone. They learn three and four part harmonies and descants. The group performs at our Winter and Spring music concerts.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. This group meets regularly throughout the year to discuss and rehearse for performances, special projects, and other ways to celebrate music within the Holy Cross Community.

Arts Calendar

Adrenaline Dance Team Practice
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Dance Studio
Adrenaline Dance Team Practice
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Dance Studio
Dance Concert Tech Rehearsal
Theatre, Theatre Lobby, Rooms 237 & 250

Spring 2017 Music Concert