Easton High “Warrior Chorale” Invited to Finals of Choral Competition
The Easton High School Warrior Chorale has been invited to compete in the finals of the Easton Choral Arts Society High School Choral Competition. The competition began by inviting any public or private high school within an approximate 120-mile radius of Easton and with a minimum of 12 singers to submit two recordings for blind auditions. A panel of judges reviewed each submission, and nine choirs were invited to participate in the finals. It was somewhat like the first round of The Voice but for choirs instead!
On March 3, 2018, in the EHS Auditorium, the Warrior Chorale will compete against the other finalists for a chance to win a $5,000 in prize. The prize funds will go directly back to the winning choral program and would help offset the cost of purchasing new music, hiring accompanists, and reducing the cost of the end of the year performance trip. Each finalist will perform three selections, from a different major musical time period (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, etc.). The competition will be adjudicated by a panel of three highly accredited judges and winners will be announced that evening.
The Warrior Chorale is an auditioned ensemble comprised of Easton High School students in grades 9-12. The ensemble rehearses daily and performs a wide variety of music from traditional choral music to popular music to musical theatre. Its members are Laurie Alltop, Haley Anderson, Samantha Bonnette, Madison Cordle, Sabrina Davis, Madelyn Hancock, Eleanor Brett Hutchinson, Tah'Jay Jenkins, Matthew Keeler, Sophie McGee, Haley Nestel, Natasha Panduwawala, Michaela Russ, Jonah Sanders, Josiah Sanders, Neil Siegman, Jessica Smith, Noah Thompson, Alison Todd, Eve Van Horn, Richard Seth Wagner, Claire Weedon and Emily Wittman.
Mrs. Andrea Stewart Davis, B.M.E., M.M. directs the EHS Warrior Chorale and is a Theater Arts Instructor at Easton High School. Mrs. Davis made her international performance debut in July, 2017, at Lake Como, Italy, and recently conducted internationally at the Delaware Choral Academy in Aix-en-Provence, France. Her choirs are praised for their musical nuance and their energy and enthusiasm as an ensemble.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 3, 2018, and come out to hear the EHS Warrior Chorale bring down the house. Additionally, the EHS Warrior Chorale and Women's Choir will present their Winter Concert in the EHS Auditorium, on Tuesday, January, 23, 2018, at 6:30pm. The Warrior Chorale will follow up their performance in the ECAS Choral Competition with their spring concert on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:30pm. They will conclude the 2017-2018 year with a performance at the Night of the Arts on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in conjunction with the EHS Warrior Band and Fine Art Department.
Photo: The Warrior Chorale, shown here performing at the Talbot Hospice 2017 Festival of Trees, has been invited to compete in the finals of the Easton Choral Arts Society High School Choral Competition on Saturday March 3, 2018. Photo credit: Randy Bachand Photography.
The Warrior Chorale also wishes to acknowledge Les Lentz of Les Lentz Sound Productions for his dedication to the EHS choral program.