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Catawba College Honor Choir Festival Set for Jan. 4

December 18, 2012

Category: Academics, Events, Music, Students


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The 1st Annual Catawba College Honor Choir Festival will be held Friday, January 4th, 2013 on Catawba's campus. The more than 150 seventh through twelfth grade students that have been selected from participating schools across North Carolina will rehearse throughout the day and will offer an evening performance at 7 p.m. in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.

The students will be divided among three honor choirs: men's chorus, women's chorus, and 7-10th grade mixed chorus. The guest directors for these groups will be Greg Detweiler, choral director at Morehead State University; Sheryl Jones, former director of the Longhorn Singers at The University of Texas; and Dean Orbison, choral director at East Rowan High School. Catawba College choral students will sing along with the honor choir students and perform a set of music during the public performance under the direction of Catawba College Choral Director Dr. Jimmy Shepherd.

Throughout the day, junior and senior participants will have the opportunity to audition for music scholarships and there will also be a solo voice competition. The winners of this competition will receive an award and sing their solos at the 7 p.m. concert.

Participating schools include East Rowan High School, West Rowan High School, Salisbury High School, West Henderson High School, North Iredell High School, Queen's Grant High School (Matthews), South Columbus High School, Surry Central High School, Lake Norman High School, Erwin Middle School, Brown Middle School (Davidson County), Lexington Senior High School, A.L. Brown High School, Saint Mary's School (Raleigh), and Thomasville High School.

The 7 p.m. performance on Jan. 4 at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel is open to the public and tickets can only be purchased at the door for $3. Contact Dr. Jimmy Shepherd at choir321@gmail.com with any questions.

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