Choir goes to Europe

The Moores School Concert Chorale will perform at the Llangollen Music Festival Eisteddfod on July 6 in Llangollen, Wales.

This is the Concert Chorale’s inaugural appearance at the international festival.

‘Just the fact that we were the only U.S. choir asked to perform at the opening ceremony was a big honor and holds us to an extremely high standard,’ said Concert Chorale student director Briana Kruse. ‘I’m looking forward to it, but yes, a little nervous.’

The Llangollen Music Festival Eisteddfod is an international music and dance festival where choirs come from diverse backgrounds to perform. The judging assembly is made up of choral conductors from around the globe. The choirs are ranked based on points they receive from the assembly.

Members of royalty such as Prince Charles, will be in attendance. The competition will be broadcast on the local BBC station and Website.

The Concert Chorale will be under the direction of Dr. Betsy Weber, who chose the repertoire of songs for the festival.

‘I tried to select music that shows off our strengths,’ Weber said. ‘I want the music to be interesting and engaging to the audience and to the judges.’

For the competitive portions of the festival, Weber wanted the music to be both interesting and engaging to the audiences and judges.

‘Each competitive category needed to feel like a mini-concert with a good opener and closer, and in addition, I worked to unify these tiny concerts with a theme,’ Weber said. ‘Our program ‘hellip; consists of music that has an underlying theme of water. The Chamber Choir program examines various attitudes about eternity.’

Moores Opera House will host a Concert Chorale send-off concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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