Select Varisty Concert Choir

Select Varsity Concert Choir

Select Varsity Concert Choir is a mixed choir (guys & gals) that meets during Block 3B, Monday through Friday. Members were selected by audition in the early Spring of 2012 to be members of the ensemble during the 2013-14 school. year. In this class, students learn principles of music theory, music history, basics of vocal pedagogy, choral literature, and rehearsal/performance ettiquite. The choir performs at 4 concerts/year as well as the LPS Large Group Contest.   In November, Varsity Concert Choir will be performing with the Omaha Symphony at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha for the 8th year in a row.  It has become an awesome invitational tradition.  In 2007, the Varsity Concert Choir was selected to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Conference.  In 2008 and 2013, they performed a joint concert with Drake University.  This group was a workshop choir at the 2009 NMEA Conference at UNL. The 2013-14 Select Varsity Concert Choir features 72 voices. For more information about having this ensemble perform at your event, please contact Denise Cotton at or (402)436-1306, ext. 66505 or Andrew Jacobson at or (402)436-1306, ext 66505.


update posted Sept. 30, 2013


Omaha Symphony Choral Collaborative

Carl Orff's Choral Masterwork


Congratulations to the 2013/14 Choral Collaborative Choirs:  Lincoln Southwest, Bellevue West, Omaha Central, the OPS Mini-Singers Chorus, Papillion-LaVista South High School and Omaha Westside High School. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Holland Performing Arts Center - Omaha


(See Below for details)

For ticket purchases, Go to:  

                        Use the password "choir" to move on in the link. 

Tickets will NOT be sold here at LSW this year.  You MUST purchase them on your own.  Do not delay.  Tickets will go fast!!!



Thursday, November 14 - Rehearsal at Papillion La-Vista South High School

5:30pm - Load bus at LSW for 5:45 departure

6:40pm - Arrive at Papio South High School

7:00-9:30pm - Rehearsal

9:45pm - Bus leaves Papio South

10:45pm (approx) - Bus arrives at LSW

Saturday, November 16 - Rehearsal at Holland Performing Arts Center

8:45am - Load bus at LSW for 9:00 departure

10:15am - Arrive/warm-up/seating at Holland PAC

11:00am-1:30pm - Rehearsal #1 with Symphony

1:30-2:30pm - Pizza Lunch

3:00-5:30pm - Rehearsal #2 with Orchestra

5:45pm - Bus departs for Lincoln

7:00pm - Bus arrives at LSW


Sunday, November 17 - Performance at Holland Performing Arts Center

10:50 - Load bus at LSW for 11:00 departure to Omaha - Holland Performing Arts Center

12:00 - Lunch at Westroads Shopping Mall in Omaha

1:00 - Load bus and put on robes for the Concert (on bus)

1:30 - Unload bus at Holland (Dodge Street entrance)

2:00-3:15 - Concert at Holland Performing Arts Center

3:30 - Bus departs for Lincoln

4:45 - Bus arrives at LSW





2012 Opera Choruses to be performed: (Stay tuned for listening links)

Libiamo - Verdi

Noi Siamo Zingerelle - Verdi

Di Madride noi siam mattadon - Verdi

March of the Toreadors - Bizet

Non, aucun ote braiment - Offenbach

The Pirate King - Sullivan

How Beautifully blue the sky - Sullivan

Per te dimmenso guibilo - Donizetti

Squilla il bronzo del Dio  Guerra - Bellini

Vedi - Verdi

Odi la pia, la pia prece serena - Boito








NSAA Large Ensemble Contest

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lincoln Southwest High School

see "Contest & Competition Results tab for info





Omaha Symphony Music and Diction

Donizetti: Chorus and Song of the Regiment (TB) La Fille du Regiment

Donizetti: Serenade and Nocturne (SATB)   Don Pasquale

Rossini:  Quanta roba!/Cruda Sorte  (TB)   L'Italiana in Algeri

Gilbert and Sullivan: When I Was a Lad  (SATB)  H.M.S. Pinafore

Verdi:  S'allontanarono!"  (SA)   Macbeth

Bellini:  Norma  (SATB)

Puccini:  Humming Chorus   (SATB)  Madame Butterfly

Offenbach:  Septet and Coro  (SATB)  Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Verdi: Spuntato ecco  (SATB) Don Carlo

Bernstein:  Make Our Garden Grow  (SATB)  Candide












No, this choir NEVER had fun!!!!


Oh, they CAN be Serious!!!  Don't they look GREAT!!!!