OFHS Choir students perform in WCDA All-State Choirs

All State Choir

(L to R) Alex Kamke, Camden Jackson, Andrea Waschbisch Spang, Hailey Ferfecki, Mackenzie Staidl, Peter Murphy, and Hunter Ryczek

Seven OFHS Choir students perform in WCDA All-State Choirs

The Oconto Falls High School Choirs were well-represented in the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association All-State Choirs on Saturday, January 13. The Choirs were part of the WCDA 2018 State Conference and performed at the historic Grand Theater in Wausau. Students were nominated by their choral director Amy Thiel and selected based on their exceptional vocal abilities, musicianship skills, and leadership qualities.

The 100-voice All-State Treble Clef Choir performed seven selections, including Sorida, A Zimbabwe Greeting, I See Heaven’s Glories Shine, Wir eilen mit schwachen doch emsigen Schritten, O Lux Beatissima, Morning Moon, and Isn’t That Something. The All-State Conductor was Dr. Mary Hopper, Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Studies at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Selected OFHS students were Hailey Ferfecki, daughter of John and Julie Ferfecki, Mackenzie Staidl, daughter of Jason and Rose Staidl, and and Andrea Waschbisch Spang, daughter of Sue Waschbisch and Craig Spang.

The 100-voice All-State Bass Clef Choir performed five selections under the direction of Dr. Christopher Aspaas, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Texas Christian University. Selections included Cantate Domino, She Walks in Beauty, John Schmoker, Music Makers – Dreamers of Dreams, and Plenty Good Room. Selected OFHS students were Camden Jackson, son of Jeff and Pam Jackson, Hunter Ryzcek, son of Ginny Dunsworth and Chad Ryczek, Alex Kamke, son of Mike and Kim Kamke , and Peter Murphy, son of Candice Behnke and Steve Murphy.