HUNTINGTON — Nineteen students from Point Pleasant High School were chosen to participate in the Marshall University Honor Choir this past weekend in Huntington.
Activities began Friday with rehearsals, as well as master classes and presentations by the School of Music faculty. The students also watched the M.U. Showcase Concert, featuring some Mason County graduates.
On Saturday, the local choir members participated in the finale concert, singing alongside students from the Marshall University Chorus and Chamber Chorus. Under the direction of Dr. David Castleberry, selections performed included “Gloria in Excelsis” by Antonio Vivaldi, “Noche de Lluvia” by Sid Robinovitch, “Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre, and others. The music was chosen from the All-State and All-State Chamber repertoire lists.
The honor choir and activities were a part of the 2017 Marshall University Choral Festival.
Point Pleasant High School students participating were Morgan Miller, Kendra Williams, Cohen Yates, Jimmie Wood, Erin Davis, C.J. Thornton, Blake Towe, Salem Russell, Taylor Tatterson, Aubrey Alford,
Matthew Smith, Grant Bale, Cierra Porter, Alex Gibbs, Nick Newell, Gracie Cottrill, Katie Moody, Bryce Tayengco, and Ben Browning.
The students will also be attending the West Virginia University Honor Choir in February. They are under the direction of Crystal Hendricks. Also accompanying the choir members to Huntington were Chip Hendricks and Ben Loudin.
Crystal Hendricks said the group is available to sing at churches, as well as business and organization Christmas parties. To schedule a performance, those interested can call the school at 304-675-1350.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at email@example.com.