Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

Eight Saint James students selected for statewide Honor Choir

STJ choral students (l, front) Mary Villageois, Zach Jeffcoat, Joe Taylor, (row 2) Emma Frakes, Miranda Therkelsen, Jay Spivey, and Alexander Chung (not pictured: Caitlin Hicks) have been selected to perform in the Alabama Honor Choir on Jan. 25, in a concert at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery. The students auditioned and were selected by members of the Ala. Vocal Association.

Saint James chorus students Caitlin Hicks, Mary Villageois, Miranda Therkelsen, Emma Frakes, Zach Jeffcoat, Jay Spivey, Joe Taylor and Alexander Chung have been selected to perform in the 2014 Alabama Vocal Association Honor Choir, a statewide choral assembly composed of approximately 100 students from across the state of Alabama. 

Honor Choir is a venue at the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA) Conference during even-numbered years. Choral directors choose one or two quartets (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) from their best students in grades 10-12. Candidates are screened in each district on the Honor Choir music and, if selected for Honor Choir, rehearse and perform during the AMEA Conference.

The statewide roster of honorees will attend a two day January workshop in Montgomery on Jan. 23-25, where they will be directed by a nationally recognized conductor and composer. Following the workshop, the students will perform in a public concert.   
   
“The Honor Choir is very selective, and these students will have the incredible opportunity both to sing with their most talented peers and to be professionally conducted,” Lis Donaldson, STJ’s Chorus Director,  said. “What a high honor!”

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