Home of Cheltenham High School Vocal Arts

Welcome! This is the hub for all things Vocal/Choral at Cheltenham High School.

Here is an overview of CHS Vocal Arts activities. More details are available on the tabs above. See the Cheltenham High School website for an overview of our performing arts program.

Students: Login to MusicFirst at cheltenham.musicfirstclassroom.com for your assignments. Thanks!

Questions? Please contact Ms. Hutton.


CHS Choirs Restaurant Night this Monday, March 12, at Pizza Box

Have some pizza this Monday, March 12 at Pizza Box in Glenside, and help our CHS singers!

Go to Pizza Box Monday between 10 am and 9 pm to enjoy some delicious food, show this flyer when paying the bill, and 10% of your meal’s cost will be donated to our program.

Pizza Box is at 43 Limekiln Pike, Glenside PA 19038.

Click below to print a flyer, pick up one from the CHS choir room, or show the flyer on your phone when you order.

Thank you! Your support makes a real difference!!!

Schubert Mass in G Tonight at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral!

We warmly invite you all to attend a wonderful collaborative concert tonight, Thursday, February 22, at 7:30 pm, at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. The concert features a performance of Franz Schubert’s entire Mass in G by our Select Choir, our CHS Chamber Orchestra (under the direction of Mr. Matt Hoy), and CHS Choir alumni Robert Balfour-Austin ’17, Willa Douglas ’16, and Thomas Kuchler ’12 as soloists. The concert will also include selections of choir-only and orchestra-only repertoire.

The concert begins at 7:30pm and will conclude around 8:30. It is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, an outstanding performance space, is in University City, at 38th and Chestnut. The address is 23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 There are many metered parking places near the Cathedral, especially on Chestnut, 38th, Ludlow, and Market Streets, and there are paid parking lots nearby, as well. The Cathedral is also readily accessible by public transit. Location details are here.

This will be an exceptional concert you don’t want to miss.

Thank you for your support of our excellent CHS musicians!

Select Choir 2018-19

Thank you to all those who auditioned for Select Choir. I look forward to working with each one of you in our choir program next year, no matter what ensemble(s) you sing in!

Everyone who auditioned: We will discuss your audition one-on-one during class time.

If you did not get in, I hope you will audition again next year. It’s important to remember that often, very small margins separate those who were accepted and those who were not.

If you are on the list below, please recognize that your acceptance is contingent upon exemplary performance in vocal arts activities in the remainder of this school year.

Everyone, please reach out if you have questions about music courses for next year, or if I can help with your course selection at any point.

Below is the roster for Select Choir for 2018-19. Congratulations to new members.

Select Choir 2018-19

* = new member

Ava Angelettie
Nila Anthony*
Ivy Austin
Rebecca Banner
Gabi Bernstein
Lily Bitterman*
Michaela Bockarie*
Breia Crisden
Caelan Donahue*
Sarah England
Alice Fodor
Miles Fodor*
Simone Free*
Jaden Sky Greenbaum*
SaraKate Gulak
Naomi Guth*
Jordan Hood
Najae Johnson*
Bishop Kaschock-Marenda*
Jalayna Mancini
Casey McLaughlin*
Roy Nussbaum
Nya Paulection*
Jessica Pham
Colin Polisano
Natalie Pomerantz
Immanuel Rimmer
Stefan Rogowski*
Camille Ross
Matt Ryan
Oren Schwartz
Dominique Vidal*
Kaylee Washington
Najeh Williams*

Audition Results Feb 7

Select Choir audition results for 2018-19 will be posted Wednesday, February 7. Thanks for your patience!

Panera Restaurant Night Tuesday, Feb 6

Join us for our next CHS Choirs Restaurant Night at Panera
in Jenkintown!

Take the flyer below, or show it on your phone, when you go to Panera in Baederwood Shopping Center,  Tuesday, February 6, between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Enjoy some delicious food and beverages, and part of your meal’s cost will be donated to our program!

Panera is in the Baederwood Shopping Center at 1641 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Feel free to print a flyer, below. Hard copies of the flyer are also available in the choir room. Or, when you arrive at Panera, show the flyer on your mobile device.

Main Street Pizzeria Restaurant Night Tonight! Thu, Jan 18

Join us for our restaurant night Thursday, January 18 at Main Street Pizzeria and Grille!

Go to Main Street today between 4 pm and 9 pm to enjoy some delicious food, show this flyer when paying the bill, and 12% of your meal’s cost will be donated to our program. It works for a takeout and delivery, too!

Main Street Pizzeria and Grille is at 109 Greenwood Avenue, near the Jenkintown train station.

Click to print a flyer, or show it on your phone tonight.

Thank you! Your support makes a real difference!!!

District-Wide Tour Friday, January 19, 2018

This Friday, January 19, our vocal groups will entertain their fellow students on our 7th Annual Cheltenham School District Tour of elementary and middle schools!

Select Choir, Touring Ensemble, Up the Octave, and Sons of Pitch will perform for five district schools plus the district staff and administration.

We will meet in the choir room at 8:20 am and return to CHS around 4:00 pm.

Select Choir, TE, UTO, and Sons Members:

  • Please be sure you’ve blocked off all day up to 4:00.
  • Talk to your teachers about making up the work in your missed classes. Complete your work promptly.
  • Bring a lunch and a water bottle, plus snacks if you like. We’ll eat lunch at the Admin Building around 1:00.
  • REQUIRED ATTIRE is dark blue jeans and a nice looking, black top (long-sleeved is best). Your shoes should look decent. (TE: make sure they’re shoes and jeans you can dance in!) Proper attire is required to go on the trip.

Many thanks to our district administration and our building principals for welcoming us into their schools again this year. It’s going to be a fun day!

[Below, photo highlights from last year! Photography by Jeremy Elvas.]

Restaurant Night this Monday, December 18, at Jules Pizza and U-Swirl

This Monday, December 18, please enjoy a delicious dinner and dessert at Jules Thin Crust Pizza and U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt at 817 Old York Rd in Jenkintown. 20% of all proceeds will go to support our Vocal Arts programs!


Important Info for Winter Choir Concert Wed, Dec 6

Our students are looking forward to sharing their music at our Winter Choir Concert on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:30 pm, in Stretton Hall!

During school on Tuesday, December 5, all choir students will spend 1st-3rd periods rehearsing together in Stretton Hall. (Students may wear regular school clothes.) Students are responsible for making up missed work from their 1st-3rd period classes.

Wednesday, December 6, all choir students are required to be in Stretton Hall, dressed in concert attire, comfortably before 6:00 pm.

Our course expectations documents have reminders of performance requirements and policies. Significant points are deducted for even one minute of lateness, and proper concert attire is required in order to perform.

The concert begins at 7:30 pm and will last till about 9:15 pm, including a 15-minute intermission.

After the concert, all are invited to a cookie reception in the cafeteria.

Choir families are asked to contribute one plate/tray/box/bag of cookies to the reception. On Dec 6, cookies may be dropped off in the choir room in the afternoon or the cafeteria in the evening.

Thanks in advance for your support and attendance at the concert and our post-concert celebration!

It’s going to be a wonderful concert!! Look forward to seeing everyone there!

CHS students selected for PMEA’s District 11 Chorus Festival

A big congratulations to five Cheltenham Choir members who were accepted to PMEA’s District 11 Chorus Festival, based on their audition this Saturday, November 18:

Elijah Crisden (Bass 2)
Alice Fodor (Alto 1)
Lowell Hoyt (Bass 1)
Colin Polisano (Tenor 1)
Matt Ryan (Bass 2)

160 students were selected from a talented pool of over 300 auditionees from across Bucks and Montgomery counties.

These students will prepare several pieces for the three-day District Chorus Festival. The festival is January 24-26 at Spring-Ford High School, and it will be led by Dr. Lawrence Doebler, former Director of Choral Activities at Ithaca College.

Congratulations again to our Cheltenham singers on their impressive effort and achievement!

Cheltenham Choir Video for Hurricane Relief

Please see our Choir’s Video message to help the Ponce High School community in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and share the link via social media! bit.ly/CSDChoirReliefVideo


Please click here to donate to the Ponce High School Support Fund via PayPal,

and share the link:


We will send donations to Ponce High School’s principal. The money will be used to help students and their families obtain food, water, clothes, and school materials. After those needs are met, further donations will be used for building supplies to rebuild students homes. Victor Quiles, our friend and Ponce High School’s Choir Conductor, is helping to coordinate our communication.

CHS and Ponce High School singers in the courtyard of their school after a magnificent joint concert and a delicious homemade dinner.

Many thanks to CHS Choir Alumnus Oliver Snook ’17 for his video editing and production, as well as Maya Rector ’18 and Marine Lipshutz ’18 for videography, Elijah Crisden ’18 for Spanish translation, and Erin Kuchler ’18 for choir leadership. Additional thanks to Craig Carracappa,Neil Schroeder, Eileen Birzes, Keila Vargas, Ana Salazar-Diguilio, and Ben Hammond at CHS.

Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s Jenkintown Saturday, November 4!

Choir students and families are gearing up for our 3rd Pancake Breakfast fundraiser! The event is at Applebee’s Jenkintown Saturday, November 4, 8am-10am.

Just $8 gets you unlimited pancakes, link sausage, and coffee/tea/soda. For children 5 and under, tickets are only $5.

For tickets:

Buy directly from a CHS Choir student, OR buy at the door at Applebee’s on November 4 (limited quantities available at the door).

Please encourage all friends, family, and vocal music supporters to join us! All proceeds directly benefit our wonderful Cheltenham student musicians.

Thank you for your support!

Restaurant Night this Thursday, Oct 19, at Humpty’s Dumplings and Soda Fountain

This Thursday, October 19, please enjoy a delicious dinner and dessert at Humpty’s Dumplings and The Weldon Soda Fountain in Keswick. 15% of all proceeds will be donated to our Vocal Performing Arts Boosters!


Cheltenham Choirs Support our Friends in Puerto Rico with Hurricane Relief Efforts

Please click here to donate to the Ponce High School Support Fund via PayPal,

and share the link:


In February 2016, 47 Cheltenham Choir students and 5 adults traveled to Puerto Rico for an extraordinary performance tour. Here’s a video from our wonderful time in Puerto Rico.

We were greeted particularly warmly by our singing colleagues at Ponce High School, who performed for us, fed us a homemade dinner at their school, and reached out to all our Cheltenham singers with open arms.

Find out more about Puerto Rico from our Select Choir President, Erin Kuchler.

CHS and Ponce High School singers in the courtyard of their school after a magnificent joint concert and a delicious homemade dinner.

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, we are reaching out to assist our colleagues in Ponce. Many are still without clothes, water, and food, and the school is spearheading efforts to rebuild its students’ homes.

Please click here to donate to the Ponce High School Support Fund via PayPal,

and share the link:


Thanks to those of you who have already donated–we collected $73 for Ponce High School at our car wash October 14!

Please keep the donations coming. Choir Director Victor Quiles and his students are extremely grateful for all the help we will provide.

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CHS Choir Car Wash Sat, October 14!


Please join us for the CHS Choir Car Wash this Saturday, Oct 14!

We’ll be open for business 9a-1p at the front flagpole entrance of CHS.

We are asking that each choir member sell 3 tickets. Tickets were distributed to to students last week, and more tickets are available in the choir room.

Volunteer shifts on Saturday are 8a-10a, 10a-12p, and 12p-2p. Students will sign up for particular duties and shifts this week in class. All choir student and parent volunteers are welcome.

Please join the efforts to publicize and/or patronize this fun and valuable fundraiser. Thanks to all!

Touring Ensemble Show this Sunday, October 8, 2pm!!

This Sunday, October 8, join the CHS Touring Ensemble for its annual debut show, at 2:00 pm, in Stretton Hall!

Our fantastic show choir performs varied, energetic song-and-dance numbers with instrumental accompaniment. Touring Ensemble’s 2017-18 show, The Heat is On, features songs ranging from Stevie Wonder to Adele, from Earth Wind & Fire to La La Land. Immediately following the show, this year’s CHS musical will be announced!

Seating is general admission, and tickets are sold at the door; $3 for students and $5 for adults. 

Hope you will join us this Sunday afternoon!

Up the Octave and Sons of Pitch Audition Results

Kudos to all the fantastic singers who auditioned for our CHS a cappella groups. Auditioning takes courage, and you are all to be commended. Below are messages from the student leaders of both groups. -Ms. Hutton

Up the Octave

Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned for Up the Octave this year. Congratulations to our new members! If you did not make it in this year, we hope that you will come back and re-audition next year. Thanks again!

Our first rehearsal is this Sunday, September 24. Please look for an email from Ms. Hutton with more details. You can always find the CHS A Cappella Calendar of Activities here.

*= New Member
Nila Anthony*
Kayla Banks*
Lauryn Banks
Gabi Bernstein
Grace Bitterman
Michaela Bockarie*
Addy Colangelo
Katherine Cooper
Maddie Coutts
Sarah England
Alice Fodor
Naomi Guth*
Erin Kuchler
Jalayna Mancini
Casey McLaughlin*
Jess Pham
Natalie Pomerantz*

Sons of Pitch

Hello, singers! Below is the list of the 2017-2018 members of Sons of Pitch!  Thank you so much to all of those that auditioned this year, and we hope that you audition for the group again next year and continue to take part in other choir activities.  We are looking forward to an awesome and exciting upcoming year for Sons of Pitch!

Our first rehearsal is this Sunday, September 24. Please look for an email from Ms. Hutton with more details. You can always find the CHS A Cappella Calendar of Activities here.

* = new members

Elijah Crisden
Caelan Donahue*
Jeremy Elvas
Jordan Hood
Lowell Hoyt
Isaiah Hughston*
Bishop Kaschock-Marenda*
Roy Nussbaum
Colin Polisano
Adam Provost
Quincy Rhoades*
Stefan Rogowski*
Jaden Sky Greenbaum*
Matt Ryan
Oren Schwartz

Signed Course Expectation Sheets Due Mon, Sept 18

Cheltenham Singers:

Please turn in your signed course expectation sheets, signed by you and your parent/guardian, by this Monday, 9/18. Digital copies are available here.

Thank you for a great start to the year!!

Singer Bio Assignment: Due Monday, September 11

Hello, CHS Choir members of 2017-18!!

Please complete this Singer Bio form by Monday, September 11, at 11:59 pm. Thank you!