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The Frog Choir was a singing group of Hogwarts students conducted by Professor Filius Flitwick. They usually practised in the Great Hall. The choir is quite talented, being able to both sing fluently in Latin as well as polyphonically.

The Hogwarts orchestra, also conducted by Filius Flitwick plays alongside the Frog Choir sometimes. It played waltz music at the Yule Ball of 1994 before the Weird Sisters came rocking on stage. It also played The Hogwarts March before the beginning of the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament that year.

History

Creation

The Frog Choir was presumably founded sometime during Celestina Warbeck's time at Hogwarts (1928-1936) as a result of her mother's frequent letters to the school demanding, among other artistic pursuits, a choir.[1]

1980s

Frog Choir in Hogwarts Mystery

The choir in Hogwarts Mystery.

At some point during the 1987–1988 school year, Professor Flitwick announced in the Great Hall that there would be auditions for the Choir, as two members had left.

Tulip Karasu felt her toad Dennis to be depressed, and that joining the Choir might cheer him up; since the Ravenclaw admitted to be a terrible singer, she asked Jacob's sibling to audition with her toad. They both went to Flitwick for more details, received some advise after helping out cleaning the Charms Classroom. Flitwick directed them to Irma Pince for more questions about the Choir, as she continued to be a fan.[2]


1990s

Flitwick conducting

Professor Flitwick and the choir performing

On 1 September 1993, the choir led a presentation of Something Wicked This Way Comes during the Welcoming Feast after the Sorting ceremony. The choir members sang while carrying toads (one of which was Trevor, Neville Longbottom's toad[3]) which croaked during the song, and were accompanied by a harpsichord, a drum, a harp, and flutes. While Filius Flitwick joined the feast, the choir retreated from the Hall after the song.

Umbridge inspecting Flitwick

Flitwick and the choir's inspection

In 1995, Dolores Umbridge was put in charge of observing teachers and their lessons and inspected one of Flitwick's choir practises in the Great Hall. As she watched, Flitwick turned and smiled at her while conducting, as though waiting for her to praise the Frog Choir, though she just got out a pink measuring tape. She seemed pleased and impressed, before embarrassing Flitwick with a measuring tape. 

In early October 1996, the choir had an emergency practise that forced Professor Flitwick to retreat from Hogsmeade Village back to Hogwarts Castle; it is unknown if there actually was a Choir Practise or if Flitwick was merely using it as an excuse to avoid Slughorn. At the end of the school year, Flitwick had a rehearsal with the choir in the Great Hall late in the evening. As they sang the English and Latin song, In Noctem, clouds rolled in around the school and the Battle of the Astronomy Tower was soon to begin. Midway through the session, Minerva McGonagall interrupted and told Flitwick to wake the incumbent Potions Master, Severus Snape.

Known songs

Known members

Behind the scenes

Chorus

The choir performing at the Theme Park

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Celestina Warbeck" at Pottermore
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, "The Frog Choir" Achievement - Part 1, Side Quest "Audition for the Frog Choir!"
  3. Prisoner of Azkaban script on IMSDb
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, "The Frog Choir" Achievement - Part 4, Side Quest "Take the Stage!"
  5. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, "The Frog Choir" Achievement - Part 3, Side Quest "Singing to the Choir"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, during a time-limited side-quest, Jacob's sibbling has the option to get on the Frog Choir or suggest Merula as a member.