Oct 16 2017

Fall Concert – Benefit for TAPS. Tuesday, Oct 17

This Tuesday, Oct 17, we will be having our first chorus performance of the year with our Fall Concert.  The show will be in the SLHS Theatre and will begin at 7:00 PM.

The performance will also be a benefit for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS.) TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.  There will be a presentation by a representative from TAPS before the final song.

Donations for TAPS will be accepted at the concert, through the Bake Sale, or you may donate online directly to TAPS at www.taps.org/donate.

See you there!

Sep 21 2017

Enrichment opportunity – GenOUT Chorus

The fourth season of the GenOUT Chorus, the DC area’s first-ever vocal ensemble for LGBTQ and Allied students, starts this Sunday, September 24.  We look forward to an exciting season of inspiring music in beautiful venues (including the Lincoln Theatre, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and the Washington National Cathedral).  We hope to welcome students from your school as members to experience this community.

GenOUT rehearses at 641 S St., NW in Washington, DC.  This is just around the corner from the 7th & S St. exit to the Shaw Metro station on the GREEN line.  Rehearsal is 1:00-2:30 PM.

GenOUT is open to ALL students ages 13-18.  There is a $150 registration fee to participate; no one is turned away for an inability to pay (we have full and partial scholarship assistance available).  More information, including a link to our season flyer (which includes our rehearsal and performance schedule) can be found at:


Prospective students may also go to the web page above for the registration link.

Sep 20 2017

Robert E. Simon Jr. Music Scholarships

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The Reston Chorale invites Northern Virginia high school and college vocalists to audition for the Robert E. Simon Jr. Music Scholarships.

Scholarship recipients will sing with The Reston Chorale for the 2017-18 Season. In addition to financial awards, selected students will receive music and formal concert attire for the season.

Scholarship Awards

  • High School Students: Up to $300 annually* ($75 per concert segment) for up to four years. Awarded upon high school graduation.
  • College Students: Up to $500 annually* ($125 per concert segment). Awarded in June.

Audition Dates

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Audition Requirements & More Info

  • Visit www.RestonChorale.org and click on “Join Us” for details on the audition process and to download audition music.
  • Email RCScholarships@restonchorale.org to schedule an audition and request additional information about program opportunities and expectations.

* Scholarships will be awarded to up to eight students. Financial awards will vary based upon the number of concert segments each student successfully completes and performs during the Chorale’s 2017-18 Season.

Aug 31 2017

Welcome to South Lakes High School Chorus 2017-2018

Dear Chorus Parents & Students,

I hope you had an enjoyable Summer. I would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 Choral Program! I am very excited to begin my 17th year of teaching and 13th year at South Lakes. I truly enjoy making music come alive with our students. It is my lifelong goal to bring the best music education possible to every student in my classroom.

For those who are new to the program this year, WELCOME! I so look forward to you joining our Chorus family.

Please mark your calendars for Monday, September 25th at 7:00 PM which will be our annual “Back to Chorus Night.” Back to Chorus Night (separate from Back to School Night) is designed to help all chorus families get acclimated to the new school year and understand the mission and scope of the program. Changes to the program, new initiatives and a comprehensive picture of this year’s expectations, performances & events will be presented.

From 6:00-7:00 PM New to South Lakes Chorus parents and guardians are invited to come an hour before Back to Chorus Night. Join us on September 18 at 6:00, for a New to Chorus Meet & Greet. Come meet the PCA Officers, other adults with kids in your singer’s choral group, and learn more about the ways adults support the choral program throughout the year.

From 7:00-8:15 PM I will conduct an in depth view of the department goals and initiatives for this year in the theatre All parents (returning and new) and new students are expected to attend (new students will be meeting separately with the student chorus officers to get acquainted and learn about the program in the cafeteria).

For those of you who are new to the program, you will find that high school choir is more than a class elective that meets during the school day. SLHS Chorus is a program of studies & organization filled with opportunities for students to expand their musicianship through many mediums. Each aspect of the program requires financial and voluntary support to keep it running at its best. I encourage you to get involved!

We are very fortunate to have a strong booster organization that helps provide first class educational opportunities to our students. Our Parents for Choral Arts (PCA) Booster board members will continue to work on how to best organize and utilize volunteers for performances and events during the year. You will have an opportunity to meet them at Back to Chorus Night and learn ways you can get involved.

For more information on the Parents for Choral Arts, contact the PCA board at board@southlakeschorus.org.

Our 2017-18 Board Members are:

  • President, Susan Sather
  • Vice President, Heather Wellman
  • Secretary, Leslie Moore
  • Treasurer, VACANT – (Susan Brownsword is acting as interim)
  • Member at Large, Amy Shaw Member at Large, Connie Davis
  • Administrative Assistant, Mitsuyo Sprague
  • Webmaster, Ray van Hilst
  • Long-Term Music Substitute, Susan McCormick smccormick@fcps.edu

Please take a moment now to download the 2017-18 Chorus Calendar and all of the 2017-18 Required Chorus Forms & Information. Completed forms are due on September 18th at Back to Chorus Night.

All information is available here on our website.

I encourage you to contact me and/or the PCA Board throughout the school year with any concerns or questions that you may have. I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Musically yours,

– Mrs Gigliotti

Aug 26 2017

Chorus T-Shirt Design Contest

Welcome back to SLHS Chorus. It is time to kick off the year… starting with our Chorus T-Shirt Design Contest!

Do you like art?

Do you like chorus?


The design should represent our SLHS Choir Spirit & family!

Submit your design to Mrs. G by September 15th!

Submissions will be voted on by the Chorus Officers & the Winner will receive a $15 gift card & recognition on the SLHS Chorus website! Your design will also be showcased on the bulletin board outside the Chorus room!

Download the flyer

Mar 07 2017

Healing In Harmony Musical Performance Event

Have food and drinks with friends and family, while enjoying great live music

An A Cappella and Coffee House performance event!

To raise money for Musicians Without Borders, an organization focused on  bringing hope and healing to war ridden, divided nations through the power of music!

Saturday, April 1st from 1-4:30 PM

Ned Devine’s: 2465 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA, 20171

Interested in Performing?
Sign up! Applications due no later than Friday, March 17!
View Healing in Harmony Information Letter for more information
Print Healing in Harmony Flyer

Bring Your Friends!

Donations and proceeds will be used to cover costs for the sound engineer, and to support the non-profit organization Musicians Without Borders. Want to know more about them? Visit Musicians Without Borders today!

Jun 27 2016

SLHS Chorus Class of 2016 Members Make Cover of Reston Connection

Reston_Connection_CoverRead the whole issue of Reston Connection for more about the SLHS Class of 2016 Graduation ceremony.

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