The Oconto Falls High School Choir and Washington Middle School Choir recently had selected students participate in the WCDA Singing In Wisconsin Festival on Saturday, November 11. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event sponsored by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association. Choir students participated in rehearsals and clinic sessions throughout the day and presented a final concert at Chilton High School in the Engler Performing Arts Center. Four sites throughout the state invited students to share in a day of singing and performing, including Chilton, Chippewa Falls, Waukesha, and Wausau. Each site had four choirs performing – Youth Choir, Treble Clef Choir-Young Women, Bass Clef Choir-Young Men, and Mixed Choir-SATB. Over 1000 choral students participate in the event statewide.
Oconto Falls High School choir students were part of the Mixed Choir – SATB and performed The Cuckoo by Robert Hugh, All for the Best from Godspell by Stephen Schwartz, He Never Failed Me Yet by Robert Ray, and Cantate Deo from Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel.
OFHS Choir student performers were: Emma Bliskey, Autumn Canavera, Madeline Dorn, Hailey Ferfecki, Gustav Frisack, Camden Jackson, Peter Murphy, Isabella Rennie, Lindsey Schuster, Aidan Spillane, Mackenzie Staidl, Andrea Waschbisch Spang, and Megan Zielinski. Students were nominated by OFHS Choral Director Amy Thiel.
Oconto Falls High School Choir students:
Row 1: Madeline Dorn and Lindsey Schuster
Row 2: Autumn Canavera, Isabella Rennie, Mackenzie Staidl, Megan Zielinski, and Andrea Spang
Row 3: Camden Jackson, Peter Murphy, Gustav Frisack, Aidan Spillane, Emma Bliskey, and Hailey Ferfecki
Washington MIddle School School Choir students participating in the Treble Choir performed Glory of Love by Billy Hill, Bright Morning Stars are Rising arr. Audrey Snyder, Someone to Watch Over Me by George Gershwin, and March of the Women by Ethel Smyth. The Bass Choir performed Cripple Creek arr. Emily Crocker, Wade in the Water arr. Dan Davison, Stand By Me arr. Roger Emerson, and All Shall Be Well by Carlotta Ferrari.
Washington Middle School performers included Kaitlyn Graham, Abigail Peterson, Kiera Danielczak, Emily Riebe, Christina Bauer, Khloe Archiquette, Alexandra Brown, Taylor Schuster, McKenzie Jackson, and Ashlynn Vanderheyden. Students were nominated by WMS Choral Director Rachel McCully.
Washington Middle School Choir students:
Row 1: Kaitlyn Graham, Abigail Peterson, Kiera Danielczak
Row 2: Emily Riebe, Christina Bauer, Khloe Archiquette, Alexandra Brown, Taylor Schuster, McKenzie Jackson, Ashlynn Vanderheyden