Heartland high school students to perform at SIU choral festival
CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - More than 250 high school students from Illinois and Kentucky will perform at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s high school choral festival.
According to a release from SIU Carbondale, the public concert will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 26 at the university’s Shryock Auditorium. Students from 12 schools in the region will be participating in the all-day event.
Students will rehearse from 8:30 a.m. with breaks until the performance at 6 p.m. The SIU Concert Choir will also perform.
The release states that Monica Bertrand, a 2008 SIU Carbondale graduate in the music teacher education program and director of choirs at St. Charles (Illinois) East High School, will be a guest conductor for the freshman and sophomore treble choir full rehearsal. Susan Davenport, professor and director of choral activities in the School of Music at SIU, will conduct junior and senior treble choir full rehearsal. Thomas Frost, who earned a master’s degree in music in 2020 from SIU Carbondale and is choir director at Dyersburg (Tennessee) State Community College, is guest conductor for the tenor/bass choir full rehearsal. The rehearsals will be in both Shryock Auditorium and Altgeld Hall.
See the list of participating schools below:
- Anna-Jonesboro Community High School
- Carbondale Community High School
- Carterville High School
- Christopher Community High School
- Columbia High School
- Frankfort Community High School - West Frankfort, Ill.
- Litchfield High School
- McCracken County High School - Paducah, Ky.
- Murphysboro High School
- Pinckneyville Community High School
- Sparta High School
- Vandalia High School
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