Davidson Fine Arts Chorale awarded at national festival

The John S. Davidson Fine Arts Chorale captured top honors recently at the Disney National Choral Competition in Orlando.

 

The competition took place April 6, with Davidson winning Best in Class and Overall Best High School Choir for the festival. Davidson competed against more than 20 choirs from across the nation, including schools from California and North Carolina.

“It was such an exciting moment for us when they called our school for each award,” said Phillip Streetman, director of choral studies at Davidson Fine Arts. “I believe I was happier for my students than for myself. The sense of pride and joy on their faces made my entire trip that much more special.”

The guidelines for the competition were to prepare three to four selections of contrasting style. The choir was given 20 minutes to warm up and 15 minutes to perform.

The Davidson choir presented three selections: Nox Arumque by Eric Whitacre, I Love My Love by Gustov Holst and Of Crows and Clusters by Norman Dello Joio.

Reach Doug Stutsman at (706) 823-3341 or doug.stutsman@augustachronicle.com

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