Choir performance in New York CityThe John G. Althouse Choirs are led by Mr. Yashar Nazarian. Auditions are required for both the Jazz Choir and the Chamber Choir. The open choirs are the Junior Choir (Gr. 6), Concert Choir (Gr.7/8), Boys' Treble Choir and Boys' Baritone Choir. These choirs have preformed at the ACC, Hershey Centre, Ricoh Coliseum as well as the Rogers Centre (Blue Jays game). There are about 50 members in the Chamber Choir which performs virtuosic and challenging repertoire. In 2014, the Chamber Choir won first prize at the Provincials Competition (Ontario Music Festivals Association) earning a mark of 95% and was invited to the Nationals Competition (a first for any John G. Choir). The Jazz Choir consists of only 12 members who sing a variety of popular and Jazz tunes. This Choir has previously performed in New York, New Orleans and Chicago. In 2014, The Jazz Choir had the opportunity to perform on the flight deck of USS Intrepid in New York City. Additionally, in 2016 The Jazz Choir earned a mark of 94% at the Kiwanis Music Festival which was the highest mark awarded to any elementary Jazz ensemble.