Traverse City West Choirs

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526 W. 14th St., #130, 

Traverse City, MI 49684


Special Announcements

Choir Parent Organization Meeting

Choir Parent Organization meeting is this Saturday, May 11th, 2024 at 9am in the WSH choir room! Come support the remaining events for the choral year by being involved.  

Harriet Tubman Project

The TCAPS Choral Departments of Central and West High Schools present “The Journey of Harriet Tubman” on Thursday, February 1 at the First Congregational Church at 7:00 PM. This performance will be the culmination event of the 3-day residency with the composer, Ron Kean and filmmaker, Hannah Kean. “The Journey of Harriet Tubman” is a multimedia work featuring familiar African-American Spirituals in the west African music style. The selected Spirituals reflect the life and times of Harriet Tubman with the voice of Harriet being sung by dramatic soprano Vanessa A. Allen, of Grand Rapids, Michigan

In preparation for this 5-movement work, students have spent time learning these beautiful melodies and about how they functioned as a form of communication code. The West African oral traditions of storytelling, recording history, metaphor, and coded message helped the transplanted Africans not only to transcend the despair and pain of their enslavement, but also to preserve their heritage in spite of their oppressed circumstances.While Spirituals have long been a part of the choral repertoire, studying this work along with the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, has brought new light to the approach of the text and musical elements.

In addition to Central High School’s Chorale and West Senior High’s Chorale and Bel Canto choirs, high school artists will have visual art on display and instrumental ensembles will also be featured. 

2023 Holiday Concerts

Holiday Gold Concert

December 4th, 2023

Holiday Green Concert

December 18th 2023

Holiday Titan Concert

December 19th, 2023

2023 Fall Concert Recordings

Green Concert

October 12th 2023

Gold Concert

October 17th, 2023

Titan Concert

October 19th, 2023

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Upcoming Concerts in our Community...

The Friars, the a cappella subset of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, are performing at the Opera House on Friday, Jan. 19th.  Past TCAPS Alumni, Jack Rusinowski (West) and Jack Kernan (Central) will perform as part of this event!

The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, conducted by Mark Stover, is proud to present our Winter Tour Concert, titled “Sing to the Colors,” at First Congregational Church on January 27th at 7:30 PM. Join us for an evening of song and U-M spirit featuring a selection of classic tenor-bass repertoire ranging from Franz Biebl’s "Ave Maria" to spirituals such as Moses Hogan's "Go Down Moses" and finally, a collection of songs from and about the university itself. This performance is free to the public.

West Choirs' Alex Roush Leads community in 9/11 Memorial Event

Alex Roush performs at Memorial Park for a 9/11 community Memorial event.  Organizer, Chief Parker, said, "He did an incredible job and I can’t thank you enough for arranging him to be with us today."  Thank you, Alex for helping our community remember.  

Our Choral Program

TC West continues to be a program that strives to set the standard in choral music for the state of Michigan.  With a wonderful K-12 music curriculum, as part of TCAPS school district, West choirs and ensembles repeatedly represent TC West High School and Middle School at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival and Michigan Music Conference.  This program does so due to its wonderful students and fabulous directors but also with the constant support of parents, family and community.

TCAPS MEDIA~ Academic Communities: Art

This video clip provided by TCAPS Media features Mr. Wangeman our Academic Communities~ART; Relationships

Our TCAPS: Music is Community

The TCAPS Board of Education was pleased to honor the music department last night for their creativity, talent, and dedication to their art and education.  Please join us in celebrating our music students and staff!


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