Chamber Singers to perform at the 26th Annual High School Chamber Singers Festival
Chamber Singers will perform at its annual Mount San Antonio Collegeâ€™s 26th Annual High School Chamber Singers Festival Wednesday, March 18.Â
At the festival, Chamber Singers will showcase â€śMuie RendĂŞraâ€ť by Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca, â€śHark, I Hear the Harps Eternalâ€ť arranged by Alice Parker, â€śHold Me, Rock Meâ€ť by Brian Tate and â€śDaemon Irrepit Callidusâ€ť by Gyorgy Orban. Judges will score the choir based on accuracy, tone, diction, rhythm, phrasing and interpretation and general effect.
â€śIâ€™m feeling pretty good about the upcoming festival as weâ€™ve rehearsed our festival songs for a while now, and I feel confident about them,â€ť equipment manager senior Gordon Cai said. â€śIâ€™m most excited to see the other choirs sing because I like to listen to the different pieces they sing, and the choirs that attend this festival are usually very good.â€ťÂ
The choir has been practicing these songs since the beginning of February, and the festival will be the last time Chamber Singers performs its classical set. Each member is required to practice at home so that class time can be used to improve the group as a whole.Â
â€śI definitely feel that we have practiced these songs and have improved so much from where weâ€™ve started,â€ť vice president of publicity senior Mia Dimalanta said. â€śI really like the classical set Mrs. Lopez has chosen for us because it shows what Chamber [Singers] is capable of doing.â€ť
The choir will have the opportunity to observe choirs from other schools and receive criticism from a clinician. The clinic will allow Chamber Singers to further improve upon its songs and technique.Â
â€śIâ€™m excited to see other schools perform. Each school has its own quality and aspect itâ€™s good at, and seeing other schools help us improve on our own music and how we perform,â€ť senior Amber Lee said.Â
Chamber Singers has also been preparing for its A capella Festival on Thursday, April 2 and its part in the Spring Pops concert on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16.
By Nicole Chiang, Staff writer
Photo by Annika Le