Warren High School receives chorus awards

VINCENT — The Warren High School A Cappella, Treble Chorus and Bass Chorus received the highest awards in the Ohio Music Educators Association’s District IX Contest on March 9 at John Glenn High School at New Concord, Ohio.

The three choirs received straight I’s.

The Treble Chorus performed “Pop! Goes the Weasel” arranged by Donald Cobb, “Gloria Alleluia” by Emily Crocker and the required piece “The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot.

It received a superior rating in Class C. The judges complemented the chorus on its contrast of dynamics and styles and difficulty of literature with a beautiful tone.

The Bass Chorus performed “Charlottown” by Sherri Porterfield, “Set Me As a Seal Upon Your Heart” by Laura Farnell and the required piece “Sing Me a Song of a Lad that Is Gone” by Sherri Porterfield. It received a superior rating in Class C and was for its energized sound and unified vowels.

A Cappella performed “Poor Man Lazrus” arranged by Jester Hairston, the required piece “Erev Shel Shoshanim” “Evening of Roses” arranged by Jack Klebanow and “Jubilate Deo” by Peter Angelea. It received a superior in Class B.

A Cappella also was complemented on its tonal quality and musical performance.

A Cappella, Bass Chorus and Treble Chorus with the superior ratings advance to state competition on April 26 at the Jackson Massillon School for the Performing Arts.

The choir is under the direction of Mary Margaret Nuzum and was accompanied by Jimmy Sundquist, music teacher at Edison Middle School, Parkersburg, and a former student of Nuzum’s at Warren High School.