MASON — In conjunction with the Appalachian Children’s Chorus (ACC), two choirs, one local, will be performing at Wahama High School.
Set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, the ACC’s Concert Choir, under the direction of ACC Founder Selina Midkiff, and Mason County’s satellite choir, Cabaletta, under the direction of Mason County Music Teacher Rachel Reynolds will perform in the choir and band room at Wahama, as part of the Wahama’s annual Multi Cultural Day Festivities. The concert will be free and is open to the public.
The Cabaletta choir includes boys and girls in third through eighth grade and was newly added to the ACC for the 2012-13 season. According to the ACC, children in this choir learn how to sing in parts. The goal is to secure a good unison sound in the ensemble, then the children will sing in rounds and then in two and three parts. Tone development and vocal techniques are also stressed and music literacy is introduced, as well as songs in different languages.
Performing opportunities for the Cabaletta Choir will include the ACC’s Holiday and Spring Concerts, as well as other local concerts planned by Reynolds and the Appalachian Festival of Young Voices.
The ACC was founded by Midkiff in 1990, and has grown from 12 members to nearly 200 children. The ACC has also been named the “Official Children’s Chorus of West Virginia” as well as “Ambassadors of Music for West Virginia.”
ACC’s Mission is to provide artistic excellence, a quality music education and extraordinary opportunities for ALL of West Virginia’s youth.