Here is the 2022-2023 Choral Handbook

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About the Howard Choirs

  • The Howard High School Chorale is composed of advanced women and men. They sing advanced music and participate at festival each year in addition to four concerts a year on their home stage. 
  • The Howard High School Crescendo is composed of beginner and intermediate women. They sing intermediate music and share the stage with the Chorale four times a year. 
  • The Howard High School High Tops are the gentlemen of the Chorale. They sing pieces specifically written for just men and are specifically known for their black and white Converse shoes. 

About our Chorus and Musical Theatre Director

Ms. Wimberly Thomas

Wimberly Grace Thomas, Soprano, earned her B.A. in Music: Vocal Emphasis at the University of Southern Mississippi and her Master of Arts in Musicology and Historical Performance at the University of Wales, Bangor. Thomas has sung with Atlanta Camerata Theatre and their annual Play of Herod for two years and the Schola of the Cathedral of St. Philip, where she is heard on their recent album Into the House and Gate of Heaven (Gothic Records). She has also sung with the Atlanta Schola Cantorum as well as being an active church musician. During her years in Mississippi and Wales, Thomas sang with Mississippi Opera, Southern Opera and Musical Theater Company, Bangor Baroque Opera, The Mississippi Chorus, Swansea Philharmonic Choir, Hattiesburg Choral Union, Southern Chorale, and the Royal School of Church Music. In addition to singing, Thomas has also found her creative voice in handbells. As a member of the internationally acclaimed handbell choir, Carillon, she performed in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, in addition to tours throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. She was Communications Chair for Area 4 of Handbell Musicians of America from 2013-2015, serving Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands. Thomas remains active as a choral director in Bibb County Schools and is an active member of the Episcopal church.

Specialties: Voice, Handbells, Early Music, Minimalism

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