Batavia High School Girls Ensemble participates in Choral Festival

December 3rd, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

The Batavia High School Girls Ensemble traveled to Morehead State University on Nov. 9 and 10 to participate in the 50th annual Choral Festival.

While there, they sang in a 150-member choir, learned many new singing techniques, learned some great music, and had a great time.

This was a good bonding time for the group. Many friendships were strengthened and some new friendships were created.

The girls were in rehearsal for six and a half hours on both Monday and Tuesday. Some of those rehearsals were spent in sectionals, but most of them were mass rehearsals.

Their conductor for the two days was Dr. Jason Paulk and their accompanist was Mary Ellen McNeill.

Monday evening, the students attended a concert presented by the University Choirs. There were four different choirs, a vocal jazz group, and a soloist that performed on the concert.

Tuesday evening was the culmination of all their hard work. There were two choirs at this event: an all-girls group (SSA) and a mixed group (SATB).

Both choirs performed that evening to a packed audience. The performances were wonderful. This trip was a great success. It couldn't have been done without the chaperones: Lisa Williamson and Sherri Beerman. The girls who attended were Lauren McClanahan, Krista Reed, Lauren Williamson, Abby Clark, Tiffany Durbin, Hannah White, Hannah Beerman, Emily Hendrix, Lauren Wood, Brooke Chambers and Bethany Grimes.
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