Warren High School choirs receive superior ratings

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 9 at John Glenn High School in New Concord. All three choirs received straight I’s (highest rating).

Treble Chorus performed “Pop! Goes the Weasel” arranged by Donald Cobb, “Gloria Alleluia” by Emily Crocker and required piece “The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. They received a Superior rating in Class C. The judges complemented them on their great contrast of dynamics and styles and difficulty of literature with a beautiful tone.

Bass Chorus performed “Charlottown” by Sherri Porterfield, “Set Me As A Seal Upon Your Heart” by Laura Farnell and their required piece, “Sing Me A Song of A Lad That Is Gone” by Sherri Porterfield. They received a Superior rating in Class C. They were praised for their great energized sound and lovely unified vowels.

A Cappella performed “Poor Man Lazrus” arranged by Jester Hairston, required piece “Erev Shel Shoshanim,” “Evening of Roses” arranged by Jack Klebanow and “Jubilate Deo” by Peter Angelea. They received a Superior in Class B. They were complemented on their lovely tone quality and truly musical performance.

A Cappella, Bass Chorus and Treble Chorus Superior ratings at the District level advances them to the State competition. It will be held on April 26 at the Jackson Massillon School for the Performing Arts. The choir is under the direction of Mary Margaret Nuzum and was accompanied by Jimmy Sundquist, music teacher at Edison Middle School in Parkersburg and a former student of Mrs. Nuzum’s at Warren High School.