Fine arts dept. offers new opportunity to WHS choral students
The Tri-County Fine Arts Department decided to create a Tri-County Honors Choir for the first year in 2017, in which 15 different schools from Ashland, Holmes and Wayne counties nominated students to rehearse and perform at a challenging level.
The Tri-County Honors Choir will be directed by Lisa Wong from the College of Wooster and Lynda Hasseler from Capital University.
Emily Patterson, WHS Music Dept. member, nominated 12 students from the WHS choir and seven were selected by the directors.
“We have a lot of talented singers that will not only benefit from this experience, but relish in being a part of this once a year event. I am very proud of the students we have in the choir program and I am truly grateful to have so many singers that are so qualified to go,” Patterson said.
Ryan Mount (12) is one WHS student selected for the choir. She said she is ready for the challenge that being a part of this choir will bring.
“This choir celebrates the people who have put a lot of work in, and it shows what they can do,” Mount said.
Mount says the choir will be performing six challenging pieces that each evoke different emotions and really showcase their vocal range.
Wong, director of the Honors Choir and College of Wooster Music Dept. member, said she is excited to be a part of this event for the first year and to work with guest conductor, Lynda Hasseler.
“The purpose of this event is to give our Tri-County high school students an immersive choral experience singing music of the highest level with an extraordinary conductor,” Wong said.
The choir will perform Oct. 8 at 7p.m. at McGaw Chapel at the College of Wooster and one of their pieces will include the COW choir as well.