Vocal music at Visitation is integral to the broader life of the school. The vocal music program serves both to stimulate and develop artistry among student singers and to bring the experience of a variety of music styles to the school community.
The Visitation Chorus, a volunteer, non-auditioned organization of around 80 young women, is the oldest ensemble on campus. Chorus members meet in the mornings during homeroom and on Wednesdays during club period. Traditional choral singing is stressed, and music of all styles is performed. The Visitation Chorus performs at concerts throughout the year, as well as for Masses and other school functions; the annual Christmas program is a highlight. The Chorus also embarks on two concert tours per academic year. Some of the past venues have included Williamsburg, VA, New York City, and Italy. Chorus members receive one credit for their participation for a full school year.
The Madrigal Singers are an auditioned chamber choir and serve as musical ambassadors of the school. Members of the Madrigals, who are also part of Chorus, rehearse three to four hours each week and perform frequently, both on and off campus. Vocal skills are emphasized and all musical styles are performed.
Visitation's vocal music program is dedicated to artistic excellence, commitment, discipline, personal fulfillment, and meaningfully serving our community.