Concert Choir is a non-auditioned beginning-level choir, grades 9-12. All incoming freshman sing in this choir. Currently, the Concert Choir is split into two sections, one for the Tenors and Basses (Bass Choir) and one for Sopranos and Altos (Treble Choir). The Treble Choir regularly performs at the Illinois ACDA Treble Chorus Festival, and both ensembles have participated in IHSA Organization Contest.
Choraleis an auditioned ensemble, performing intermediate to advanced-level SSAA literature. It is open for students in 10-12 grade. The Chorale recently participated in the Illinois ACDA Treble Chorus Festival and IHSA Organization Contest.
Mixed Chorale is an auditioned ensemble, open to students in grades 10-12, performing intermediate to advanced-level SATB literature. Formed in 2015-2016, the Mixed Chorale were invited guests at the John Davis Invitational Choral Festival at Bradley University and have participated in the ILMEA Large Ensemble Festival and IHSA Organization Contest.
Chamber Choir is the highest-level auditioned mixed ensemble, open to 10-12 graders. Formed in the 2015-2016 school year, this choir is also the main ensemble featured at the annual Madrigal Dinners. They are also the main touring ensemble of the choir program, performing at various festivals and invited performances in the region.
Travel: the NCHS choirs take a choir trip every other year. In June of 2024, the choirs will be touring Germany and Austria! Other recent trips have taken us to Chicago, New York City, Orlando, Memphis, New Orleans, San Antonio, the Bahamas, Toronto, and Washington, DC.
Court Singers is an auditioned group of singers who perform at the annual madrigal dinners. This group is considered a training ensemble for the madrigals, and rehearse / perform during the fall semester. Auditions for Court Singers are held in August, and are open to students in all grades, 9-12.
Key of She is an auditioned a cappella group for treble singers. Their repertoire covers a wide variety of popular and contemporary music. Auditions for Key of She are held in early September, and is open to students in all grades, 9-12.
Voice Male is an auditioned a cappella group for tenor-bass singers. Their repertoire covers a wide variety of popular and contemporary music. Auditions for Voice Male are held in early September, and is open to students in all grades, 9-12.
Musical: the annual school musical is produced by the music department. Auditions are held in early February, with performances in April.