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Hernando County school newsmakers: choir students


Choir students perform at statewide conference

Hernando County choir students performed at the American Choral Directors Association Fall Conference for the state of Florida on Nov. 7. Every year, honor choirs rehearse and perform for this event at the middle school, high school and college level.

The students are required to be a part of a choir whose director is a member of that professional organization, and they must submit recorded auditions. The top students from the state are then chosen to perform in these choirs based on vocal tone, technique and musicality.

A record number of Hernando County students were accepted this year. These students represented Hernando County schools and the Nature Coast Children's Chorale at the event:

Anna Clark, Hernando High School, (auditioned through the Nature Coast Children's Chorale) sang with the High School Honor Choir conducted by Dr. Paul Head, University of Delaware. They performed Mozart's Coronation Mass (K317) with members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lucas Altuz, Challenger K-8, (auditioned through the Nature Coast Children's Chorale); Christian Braz, West Hernando Middle School; Jordan Daniels, West Hernando Middle School; Christopher Force, West Hernando Middle School; Christian Gonzales, Powell Middle School; Kris Hamlin, Challenger K-8, (auditioned through the Nature Coast Children's Chorale); Augustin Quijiji, Challenger K-8, (auditioned through the Nature Coast Children's Chorale); Jackson Rossiter, homeschooled (auditioned through the Nature Coast Children's Chorale); and Lane Whitaker, Parrott Middle School, (auditioned through the Nature Coast Children's Chorale) were part of the Middle School Male Honor Choir conducted by Dr. Alan Raines, director of choral activities at Stetson University. They performed a variety of choral repertoire including traditional American folk music, Irish folk music, African-American spirituals and works in the contemporary classical style.

Hernando County school newsmakers: choir students 11/25/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 5:31pm]
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