Chamber, Concert Choir Festivals


Elizabeth Merrill

The Chamber Choir performs at Green Valley

The Chamber Choir had a festival on March 25 at Green Valley High School at 6 P.M. The Concert Choir had a festival on March 29 at UNLV Ham Hall at 2 P.M.
Choir festivals are much like school testing. Choirs sing music in front of adjudicators and are judged on multiple categories. Choirs must also sight-read and perform major scale arpeggios and intervals.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s Chamber festival did not score sight-reading as part of the overall score. Sight-reading was still included to see where students’ skills are after a year of online learning.
The Chamber Choir performed the songs Ad Astra, Dirait-On, and Draw up the Water. The Concert Choir performed the songs How Can I Keep From Singing, Keep Your Lamps, and Esto Les Digo.
The Chamber Choir and the Concert Choir sang together in the CCSD Advanced Festival at UNLV and earned a Superior rating. Adjudicators were Ms. Lori Marie Rios, Ms. Holcomb, and Mr. Lou De La Rosa.
The Chamber Choir performed at Green Valley Chamber Invitational Festival and earned an Excellent rating. The adjudicators were the same with a clinic with Lori Marie Rios. A clinic is when an adjudicator comes on stage and directs students with critiques and advice.
“These festivals were so important to me because it was an opportunity for students to see how much they’ve grown over this school year, and to really be proud of how hard they’ve been working. I’m so proud of all the choirs that performed at the Festival,” choir director, Alexandra Cohen said.