Two choirs from Pulaski County High School traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina on Saturday to compete in the Music in the Parks festival hosted by South Pointe High School. The Advanced Concert Choir performed two selections; the first was “Keep Your Lamps” arranged by Andre Thomas followed by “Kyrie” written by Andrea Klouse. The Ladies Ensemble also performed two selections; the first was “A Girl’s Garden” written by Randall Thompson followed by “Music Down In My Soul” arranged by Moses Hogan. Adjudicators for this event were music professors from UNC in Charlotte, N.C. and Coastal Carolina.
After their morning performances, the choral students headed over to Carowinds to spend the afternoon. Later that evening at the awards ceremony, PCHS Choirs were given their scores, ratings and ranks. The Advanced Concert Choir received a score of 92.8, a Superior Rating and placed second in their class. The Ladies Ensemble received a score of 93.8 which was the highest score given to a choir that day. They also received a Superior Rating and placed first in their class. Later, the PCHS Choirs were given the award for Top Choir Overall.
PCHS choral director, Angela Talbert stated, “I am very proud of my students and all they have accomplished. They have worked EXTREMELY hard and I think this experience has proven to them that hard work really does pay.”
The PCHS Choirs will be in concert on Friday, May 2, along with the PCHS art, band and drama departments as they present the “Night at the Movies” concert in the PCHS Little Theater at 7 p.m. The PCHS Choral Department will present its spring concert on Friday, May 16 in the PCHS Little Theater at 7 p.m.