The Choir of Groton School is one of the most advanced high school singing groups in New England. The Choir sings for weekly chapel each Sunday, preparing a large and varied repertoire of anthems and service music that represents both the Western Classical tradition and new expressions of contemporary and global music. Students in the Choir improve their vocal technique and sight-reading skills through weekly rehearsals. Unlike many of our peer schools, Choir is an academic subject and meets as part of the curriculum; consequently, it never is forced to compete with athletics or other priorities.
In fact, one of the most wonderful things about the Choir at Groton is the remarkable diversity of the students who choose to sing in this elite and historical organization.
In addition to the weekly services, the choir prepares two annual special musical presentations. Every December since 1919, the Choir has performed a Service of Nine
Lessons and Carols. Three identical services draw a combined crowd of nearly 1000 listeners each year.
The Craig E. Smith Spring Concert, named for former choirmaster Craig Smith (1977-2005), typically features a major work with a professional orchestra. The 2011 concert featured the Mozart Requiem.