Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 Peru State College Honor Choir Choral Festival

A day-long preparation

With wonderful performances from 2009 and 2008, the Peru State College Honor Choir Choral Festival lived up to its reputation, with high-school singers from area high schools joining the Peru State College Concert Choir and The Misty Blues for an evening of celebration.

For proud parents and others, I provide a good many photographs and tried to get everyone who participated into at least one picture.

The Misty Blues got the evening underway with vim.

This time, I recorded three of the glittering group's numbers,
"Grand Illusion" and "Brand New You" because I had not filmed these fun pieces.

I also recorded once again, Eli's Comin', the final number of the performance--you can enjoy the Misty Blues knock out this Laura Nyro song from early in the fall term--before their costumes arrived.

The high-school singers spent the day working with Dr. Tom Ediger, Denis Plutalov, and the Peru State singers, practicing for the evening's performance.

The Peru State College Honor Choir

What absolute fun to hear the stage filled with voices.

The Honor Choir performed the identical pieces from Sunday afternoon's concert--the Peru State singers did not get much down time between shows, to be sure.

Listen and enjoy the Honor Choir's performances of Mozart's "Gloria in Excelsis" and Mark Hayes' arrangement of "America, the Beautiful," the same pieces I recorded on Sunday.

Enjoy the music and the voices.

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