Choirs perform songs in invitational showcase

On Nov. 27 Bel Canto and Chamber Singers participated in the College of the Canyons’ choir festival.

“These choir festivals give ensembles the opportunity to sing before a well-known conductor who critiques each group on all aspects of their performance,” the College of the Canyons website said.

The showcase is invitational and showcases different choirs to an adjudicator, typically a music professor, who critiques the choir on their performance.

“I don’t really get to see a lot of choirs from other school,” Sara Carreras ‘13, a soprano on Chamber Singers said. “It’s cool to see what they’re doing,”

The adjudicator for both groups’ performance was Dr. Rob Istad from Cal State University Fullerton.

“Both groups performed very well,” Choral Arts Director Rodger Guerrero said. “The experience gained, the opportunity to hear other high school choirs, and the criticism received from the adjudicator were extremely valuable.  The overall experience greatly contributed to their success at the Winter Choral Concert.”

The Chamber Singers’ repertoire included songs in German, English, French, and Latin.

Bel Canto performed three songs.

“We did well,” said Adam Lange ‘13, a bass for Chamber Singers. “It was super fun.”