The Visitation Choirs offer many performing opportunities throughout the school year, including all-school Masses, formal concerts, holiday caroling in the community and nationwide travel. Our diverse repertoire spans sacred, classical and world music as well as pop, jazz and theater styles.
- Bel Canto is an ensemble open to all students in grades 9-12. There is no audition to join, and no prior singing experience is required. Bel Canto performs with Chamber Choir at most concerts during the year.
- Chamber Choir is an advanced ensemble open to select students in grades 10-12. There is an audition to join, and prior singing experience is required. Chamber Choir is also an honors-level credit course.
- VISTA Choir combines Bel Canto and the Saint Thomas Men’s Choir. This ensemble performs at most of the concerts throughout the school year and has toured around the United States.
VISTA is a performing arts collaboration with Saint Thomas Academy. Besides performing locally, VISTA music ensembles have traveled in the United States and Europe.
- Concert/Marching Band, open to any student with prior band experience, presents three formal concerts annually and also performs at military ceremonies and athletic and community events.
- String Orchestra offers string players of varying levels and experiences the opportunity to perform music from many different genres. The Upper School VISTA Orchestra performs in formal concerts, school Masses, the annual gala, and at other community and all-conference opportunities. A well-rounded musical experience is fostered through collaboration with the VISTA orchestra and choral programs.
- Jazz Ensemble plays music from a wide variety of genres and historical periods using saxophones, trumpets, trombones, bass, guitar, piano and drums. VISTA Jazz performs at three formal concerts and other school and community events each year.