Local schools are teaming up for a truly professional artistic experience.
The choral programs from Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, St. Vincent Elementary School, Cuyahoga Falls High School, and Kenmore High School will be working with Singers Companye, a professional chorus in Akron, to produce Vibrant Voices: A collaboration concert.
“There is no more thrilling experience for me than when people sing together, and it is particularly wonderful when the experience combines fresh sounds of young people,” said Samuel Gordon, founder and Artistic Director for Singers Companye. “This concert is a stunning example of our commitment to young singers and the community.”
Those students involved have been learning music throughout the last weeks, and will have the opportunity to showcase their work in front of their parents, the community, and professional level musicians and artists.
“These young people do not get the chance to perform this type of music with this caliber of musicians,” said Jesse Lange, Choral Director at Cuyahoga Falls High School. “They could not be more excited to be involved. This will be an experience that they will look back on for the rest of their lives and think how lucky they were.”
Barbara Bellamy, Choral Director at Kenmore High School, agreed.
“This is a unique opportunity for my students to hear and sing with a professional adult choir and a superb director,” Bellamy said. “It helps them see what awaits them in the community after graduation. I am so excited that we finally have some choral music options in Akron for young people who are not going to be must majors, but who love to sing great music.”
The concert will take place on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m. at St. Sebastian’s Church in Akron. The music performed will range from secular to sacred, with varying levels of harmonics and vocal style.