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Vocal Music

Vocal Music

The Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers at YVHS are under the direction of Rose Loth. The award-winning choirs perform at a variety of venues and participate in many activities during the school year, including our traditional Carols by Candlelight program, the Pops Concert, and many more. Students may take Concert Choir to fulfill the one-year Fine Arts requirement under the UC/CSU guidelines. For more information regarding Vocal Music at YVHS, please email or drop by the the Choir Room (M-1) after school.



Concert Choir (Vocal Music II) is an intermediate level, mixed voice choir that focuses on basic vocal technique and the elements of music. Students will rehearse and perform choral music of different styles, languages, and periods in up to 4 parts. Culminating school, community, and festival performances are a component of this class, with a major performance each quarter. Concert Choir will help a student prepare for Madrigal Singers (Vocal Music III). Membership is open to all.


Madrigal Singers (Vocal Music III) is the advanced choir at YVHS. This is a course open to students in grades 9-12 by teacher recommendation (short audition). Interested students should be able to demonstrate advanced skill and knowledge of vocal techniques, elements of music, and interpretation of musical styles, periods, and cultures. The Madrigal Singers perform for many school and community occasions as well as the District Choral Festival.



Mary "Rose" Loth has sung leading roles with Opera Pacific, Des Moines Metro Opera, Sacramento Opera, Pacific Repertory Opera and West Bay Opera.  Her roles include Adina (The Elixir of Love), Olympia (The Tales of Hoffman), Marie (Daughter of the Regiment), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Blonde (Abduction from the Seraglio) and Oscar (Un ballo in maschera).  Ms. Loth has twice been a district finalist in the Iowa Metropolitan Opera Auditions.  She was also a finalist both at the 1990 Lyric Opera of Chicago auditions and the San Francisco regional Metropolitan Opera auditions, won second place at the 1990 Viktor Fuchs Memorial Opera Auditions and first place in the Fresno Lyric Opera Competition in 1989. She has directed church choirs in Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Concord for the last 18 years.  She returned to the classroom in 2014.   Rose holds a B. M. Ed. from Simpson College in Indianola, IA and a M. M. from the University of Arizona. Rose is a member of  the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the California Music Educators Association (CMEA).