On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 6:30 in the evening, the PSC College Theater once again with a chorus of music as Peru State College once again hosted the Choral Festival Honor Choir.
Directed by Dr. Thomas Ediger and accompanied on the piano by Mr. David Norris, this special concert with over 170 select singers from twelve high schools sang with the Peru State College Concert Choir.
The twelve schools included, Auburn (Director: Megan Knipe); Bruning-Davenport; (Director: Brian Leisher); Conestoga (Director: Dwight Rose); Douglas County West (Director: Kelly Everson); Doniphan West (Director: Curtis Stroud); Fillmore Central (Director: Ben Kayne-Skinner); High Plains Community School (Director: Quentin Zeller); Johnson-Brock (Director: Dana Overfield); Johnson County Central (Director: Thomas Doran); and McCool Junction (Director: Heather Stahr).
The students arrived at PSC early in the morning and practiced all day before showing their talents at the evening show.
In addition to many photograph from the event--that included the PSC Misty Blues,
who filled the theater with energy to open the evening--I made recordings for your enjoyment.
The first of the Honor Choir recordings features two songs, "O Sing! Rejoyce! from Handel's The Choice of Hercules and "The Road Not Taken" the Robert Frost poem from Randall Thompson's Frostiana:
The second video is of the Honor Choir's performance of "One Day More" from Les Miserables. This song features the solo voices of four students from Auburn High School: Chelsea Haynes, Mallorry Parrish Cameron Victor, and Eliis Clopton, son of PSC's own Deb and Rich Clopton.
And I save here first for last, the Misty Blues' rendition of "The Boy From New York City," an energetic and entertaining song and dance that features the soloists Faith Nelson and Alyssa Karasek.
See you all at the Band Concert on Sunday afternoon at 3:00, February 13, in the PSC College Theater.