By Emily Money
WLC’s choirs made the community proud at the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) District Festival last Thursday, March 20. Held at Walled Lake Northern with performances by the Concert Chorale, the Women’s Festival Chorus, and the Men’s Festival Chorus, the festival featured choirs from around the county showcasing their talents.
“The Concert Chorale got a superior (the highest rating), the Women’s Festival Chorus got an excellent (and missed a superior by one point), and the Men’s Festival Chorus got an excellent,” said Choir President Louie Horvath.
The thirty students in the mixed Concert Chorale sang “O Magnum Mysterium” and “Lamentations of Jeremiah.” The sixty-two students in the Women’s Festival Chorus performed “Sigh No More, Ladies,” and “Dona Nobis Pacem.” The twenty-six students in the Men’s Festival Chorus sang” The Old Hammer” and “When I Was One-and-Twenty.” All choirs did phenomenal.
Although the festival was not a competition, multiple school choirs were in attendance and were evaluated by vocal music teachers from other schools. “Almost every choir class on this side of the state went to Festival at Northern,” said Horvath. “Usually Festival is held at Western, but this year is the first time that it [was] held at Northern.”
“It went pretty well from what I could tell,” said sophomore Chorale member Olivia Linson. “It was fun and our hard work paid off.”