Oconto Falls High School was well-represented as five singers were selected to perform in the All-State Honors Choir organized by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association.
The students were recommended by their high school choral director and selected for this honor based on their outstanding musicianship and character. 100 top singers from across Wisconsin were selected for the honor to be part each All-State Choir. Students rehearsed on Friday and Saturday before presenting an All-State performance in Lawrence University’s Memorial Chapel in Appleton on January 16.
The All-State Women’s Choir was conducted by Beth Holmes of Milliken University and students performed five music selections, including This Indeed Is Music, Sicut Erat from Magnificat, Shir Ha-Shirim, There Will Come Soft Rains, and Svatba. The All-State Men’s Choir was conducted by Dr. Eric Barnum of UW-Oshkosh. The men performed Kuimba, O vos omnes, Loch Lomond, Gao Shan Qing, and Lambscapes, mvt. 6. Both All-State ensembles received standing ovations from the over 1,000 concert attendees!
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All-State Women’s Choir: Eja Sweig, Leah Wons, and Ashley Baeten
All-State Men’s Choir: Camden Jackson and Hunter Ryczek