Warren High School choirs compete at district contest

The Warren High School’s A Cappella, Treble Chorus and Bass Chorus competed in the Ohio Music Educators Association’s District IX Contest on March 15 at John Glenn High School, New Concord. A Cappella and Bass Chorus received superior ratings with Treble Choruses receiving excellent rating. Both A Cappella and Bass Chorus received a straight “I’s” on the floor. Treble Chorus received straight II’s on the floor. A Cappella and Bass Chorus groups received superiors in sight reading. Treble Chorus received an excellent in sight reading.

The Treble Chorus performed “Kookaburra” by Carle Curtright, “Ticket To the Kingdom” by Donald Moore and “I Know an Old Woman” by Debra Morton. They received an excellent rating in Class C. The judges complemented them on their great contrast of dynamics and styles and difficulty of literature.

The Bass Chorus performed “Sing Me A Song of A Lad that is Gone” by Sherri Porterfield, “Homeward Bound” by Carl Strommen, and “Bound for Jubilee” by Joyce Eilers. They received a superior in Class C. They were praised for their great energized sound and lovely unified vowel sound.

A Cappella performed “Poor Man Lazrus” arranged by Jester Hairsont, “Al Shlosha D’Varim” by Allan Naplan with soloist Megan Yerex. Megan is the daughter of Richard and Jennifer Yerex of Belpre. Megan is a senior at Warren High School. A Cappella’s last selection was “How Can I Keep From Singing” by Gwyneth Walker. They received a superior in Class B. They were complemented on their lovely tone quality and musical performance.

The choir is under the direction of Mary Margaret Nuzum was accompanied by Jimmy Sundquist, former student of Warren High School.