Eight high school choral ensembles, selected through a blind audition by a screening committee, performed three selections. The selections were from different major musical periods, (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, 20th Century, etc.) to demonstrate each group’s versatility. Qualified judges determined the three top performing choruses.
Congratulations to Tower Hill School Vocal Ensemble, Wilmington DE, first place winners of the third annual ECAS High School Choral Competition. Director Zerrin Martin led his Chamber Ensemble to victory by singing La, la, la, je ne l’ose dire by Pierre Certon, “Four Slovak Folk Songs” by Béla Bartók and Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord arr. Undine S. Moore.
Second Place was awarded to Severn School Treble Choir, Severna Park, Maryland. Directed by Rob Redei, the choir sang Il et bel et bon, Pierre Passereau, arr.J Leavitt, Linden Lea, Ralph Vaughn Williams, arr. J Harrison and Bloody Men, Matthew Harris.
Third place winner was Severn School Vocal Ensemble, Severna Park, Maryland. Director Rob Redei brought his ensemble to the competition achieving a third place win while singing Abendlied Josef Rheinberger, Deep River, Moses Hogan and Acrostic Song, David Del Tredici
Bowie High School Choir
Bowie HS Chamber Choir.mp3
Bowie, Maryland, Director: Angelica Brooks Accompanist: Daniel Hopkins. The choir sang “Ave Verum Corpus” by W. A. Mozart, “I Love My Love” by Gustav Holst, “The Most Living Moment” byDavid Childs
Liberty High School Madrigals
Eldersburg, Maryland, Director: Mr. Michael Rainbow. The choir sang “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli, “With drooping wings, ye Cupids come” by Henry Purcell ed. H. Clough-Leighter, “Ask the Watchman” by a Traditional Sea Island Spiritual arr. P. Caldwell and S. Ivory, Piano: Kathryn Harsha Percussion: Maxwell Ellis
Notre Dame Preparatory Chamber Choir
Notre Dame Preparatory Chamber Choir.mp3
Towson, Maryland, Director: Stacey Bilenki. The choir sang “Il est bel et bon” by Passereau, arr. N. Greyson, “Laudi alla Vergine Maria” by Giuseppe Verdi, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Spiritual, arr. Gibbs.
Old Mill High School Vocal Ensemble
Old Mill High School Vocal Ensemble.mp3
Millersville, Maryland, Director: Angela Adams. The choir sang “O Vos Omnes” by Tomas Luis de Victoria, ed. James Gibbs, “Plaisir d’amour” by Johann Paul Martin, arr. Goff Richards, “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre.
Oxon Hill High School Choir.
Oxon Hill High School Concert Choir.mp3
Oxon Hill, Maryland. Director: Rafealito Ross. The choir sang “Deep Peace” by Brian Tate, “Amanti Costanti” by W.A. Mozart, arr. P. Liebergen, “Adoramus te” by Palestrina, arr. J. Leavitt
Queen Anne’s County High School Concert Choir
Queen Anne’s County HS Concert Choir.mp3
Centreville, Maryland. Director: Kimberly Kalicky Accompanist: Harold Fink. The choir sang “Cantate Domino” by Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, arr. Spevacek, “The Silver Swan” by Orlando Gibbons, arr.Burger, “Nothin’ Gonna Stumble My Feet” by Greg Gilpin
Severn School Vocal Ensemble
Severna Park, MD. Directed by Rob Redei, the choir sang “Abendlied” by Josef Rheinberger, "Deep River” by Moses Hogan, "Acrostic Song" by David Del Tredici.
Severn School Treble Choir
Severna Park, Maryland. Directed by Rob Redei, the choir sang "Il et bel et bon", by Pierre Passereau, arr.J Leavitt, "Linden Lea”, by Ralph Vaughn Williams, arr. J Harrison, "Bloody Men” by Matthew Harris.
Tower Hill School Vocal Ensemble
Tower Hill School Vocal Ensemble.mp3
Wilmington DE. Directed by Zerrin Martin, the choir sang "La, la, la, je ne l’ose dire" by Pierre Certon; "Four Slovak Folk Songs" by Béla Bartók; "Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord" arr. Undine S. Moore.
The prize money is designated for the choral music program in each recipient's school.
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