Camden Catholic has a long and illustrious performing arts history. Classes are offered in music, choir, dance, theater (see list of Performing Arts courses below, click here for the full Course Guide), and students have a multitude of opportunities to share their talents through performing arts events, such as the fall play, spring musical, several cabaret nights, Shakespeare festival and the annual Christmas Concert and Spring Arts Weekend.


CONTACTS:

Art Department Chairperson: Mr. Jeffrey Bruckner <jeffrey.bruckner@camdencatholic.org>

Vocal Arts: Mr. Gregory Gardner <gregory.gardner@camdencatholic.org>

Band & Music: Mr. Charles Hallahan <charles.hallahan@camdencatholic.org>

Dance: Mrs. Kelly Gillan <kelly.gillin@camdencatholic.org>


Performing Arts: The Camden Catholic Tradition

Camden Catholic High School has a rich tradition of musicals stretching back to 1922 with Victory of the Cross. The continuing list of productions is also a record of the history of American musical theater, a history as old as Camden Catholic, which was founded just three years after the first, Broadway musical opened.

For the record: Guys and Dolls leads the hit parade with four CCHS productions (’69,’78,’91,and 2000); tied at three productions each are The Red Mill (’35,’42, and ,’47), The Sound of Music (’67,’82,and ’93) and West Side Story (’70, ’88, and ’96).

Year after year over 150 students participate in the musical production. Most recently, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (2017), Les Miserables (2015) and Pippin (2016), were produced by a trio of alumni: Joe Farina ’73 (production supervisor), Angela Leone ’04 (director) and Robert Klimowski ’04 (technical director), with the addition of Joanne McBride ’84 (choreographer) in 2016. Audiences are truly enamored with the acting, vocals, music and set design, declaring over and over again, “you forget this is a high school production!”


Music & Vocal Arts 

The instrumental music program is under the direction of seasoned music educator Charles Hallahan. Mr. Hallahan has a passion for music and is dedicated to overseeing the concert band, show band, field band, jazz band, and fusion band. Students may play in any combination of bands depending on their expertise.

The Vocal Arts courses offer students an opportunity to grow in musicianship and vocal performance. Director Gregory Gardner strives to bring his love of music and dedication for the arts to each and every student who becomes a member of the Choir. All students are invited to participate!

Music & Vocal Arts Course Listing

  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Performing Arts-Vocal Arts Courses
  • Treble Chorus
  • Mixed Chorus
  • Music Theory
  • AP Music Theory

Music & Vocal Arts Activities

  • Liturgical Choir
  • A Capella Group
  • Show Band
  • Pep Band

 


Dance & Theater Courses

Click on the image to view a slideshow from the 2017 CCHS Spring Musical: Cinderella!

  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Elements of Dance & Movement I
  • Elements of Dance & Movement II
  • Theater

Dance & Theater Activities

  • Fall Play
  • Spring Musical
  • Cabaret Night
  • Christmas Concert
  • Spring Concert
  • Actor’s Guild
  • Shakespeare Troupe & Shakespeare Festival
  • Dance Team
  • Thespian Society


2017 Fall Festival of Short Plays (click on image for tickets!)

 


 

2016 Spring Musical: Pippin

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Pippin


2015 Spring Musical: Les Miserables 

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Les Miserables