The Choral Department of Thomas Dale High School has a legacy of high musicianship that spans all choirs. Under the direction of Cecelia Peace, choirs perform a variety of styles and genres while learning the foundations of choral singing and receiving an enriching and dynamic music education. Groups perform multiple times a year in concerts at the school as well as events throughout the community. Select groups also travel to State Assessment each year, where they have consistently received Superior ratings and to national and local competitions where they also receive Superior vocal ratings and other awards such as Best Vocal Quality, Best Choreography, Best Show Design, and Best Show Band.
Welcome to our new chorus teacher! (Bio coming soon)
Bio coming soon.
Cecelia Peace is a native of the area, having graduated from Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia, where she was a proud member of both show choirs and select chamber ensembles. She then studied Voice and Music Education at James Madison University where she performed with the esteemed choirs, The Madison Singers and Chorale, and also with Into Hymn, a contemporary a Capella group, with whom she served as Music Director for two years. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Educatio, Mrs. Peace taught voice lessons and long term substitute taught before becoming a Choral Director in Hanover County and now Chesterfield county.
Not only do our students participate in our choral groups, Thomas Dale High School is also a Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. For those students who wish to apply, The Visual and Performing Arts Specialty Center attracts students from every part of Chesterfield County who are highly interested and talented in music, theater, dance and visual art.
Our vocal department not only teaches the academic fundamentals of being a vocalist but also integrates an all-encompassing approach where students are encouraged to talk if they have any concerns or struggles, whether it be of an academic or personal nature. The competitive choirs in particular find that the amount of time spent in rehearsals and on trips/activities helps develop a strong sense of community and support as well as a strong family-style bond!