Chamber Singers members perform at Cal State Fullerton Choral Festival
Chamber Singers members junior Ashlee Horton and seniors Melissa Wilson, Anthony Culpepper and Darryl Deluna performed at the California State University Fullerton Choral Festival in the Fullerton Meng Concert Hall on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Forty-eight singers representing 12 high schools across Southern California were chosen to take part in the festival.
“Performing in front of all of the people who came to the concert was truly amazing and just a great experience overall to become a better musician,” Culpepper said. “I definitely learned more about the voice and how it changes when you put your entire body into singing instead of just using your voice.”
Upon arrival, the choir members were given four various music pieces to rehearse, which ranged from arrangements of Mark Twain poems to Baroque Handel pieces. At the end of the day, they joined the representatives from the other schools in the evening to perform the songs as one group.
“I felt awesome because I never knew I could learn four songs in one day and perform it as one choir. I was surprised that I was doing well,” Deluna said. “The biggest challenge was probably working as a whole because everyone is a stranger to each other and it’s hard to coordinate with the other people.”
By Caroline Huang and Sabrina Wan, Arts editors