Countywide mixed choirs to perform with guest director
The Washington Concert Association (WCA) has scheduled a high school vocal concert for Tuesday, April 29, at the Washington Community Theater.
Choirs from the Mid-Prairie and Washington school districts will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Jon Hurty at each of their schools during the school day. This special experience will be compliments of the WCA.
The evening program will include songs from each choir under the direction of each school’s music director. The finale will include both choirs under Hurty’s direction. This will be a valuable learning experience for the students and will provide area residents with the opportunity to hear the wonderful music of the choral students. Each year a few music students get to participate in an honor choir. This program will give all choir participants the experience of working with a guest director and singing with a large mixed choir.
Hurty is professor of and director of choral activities at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., and conducts the Handel Oratorio Society at Augustana.
The school music directors are Collette McClellan of Mid-Prairie and Michael Jewell of Washington.
The concert for the public will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Community Theater. Adult tickets may be purchased at the door. This is the last of the eight programs presented by the Washington Concert Association this year.