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Community R-VI Choir students perform at conference event

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:29 am

The All-EMO Conference Choir students from Community RVI. Front row, from left: Bethany Schmidt and Natalie Gibson. Back row: Elisa Swaim, Morgan Duenke, Megan Kuda, Grant Stafford, Erika Byrd, Klayton Bosworth, Blaze Escamilla, Courtnie Winkler, SarahAnn Taylor, and Amber Smith.

The All-EMO Conference Choir students from Community RVI. Front row, from left: Bethany Schmidt and Natalie Gibson. Back row: Elisa Swaim, Morgan Duenke, Megan Kuda, Grant Stafford, Erika Byrd, Klayton Bosworth, Blaze Escamilla, Courtnie Winkler, SarahAnn Taylor, and Amber Smith.

On Thursday, November 19, 12 students from Community R-VI High School participated in the 2015 Eastern Missouri All- Conference Choir held at Wright City High School.
The guest clinician for the evening was Ms. Becky Thorn, who conducts the SCC Singers at St. Charles Community College and is a member of the female quartet, “Evidence Sings,” which performs throughout the midwest.  Thorn has also composed music and won competitions within St. Louis Songwriters Group.
The concert featured 159 students from 10 schools in the eastern Missouri area. Songs for the evening were “Cantate Hodie,” arranged by Mary Lynn Lightfoot; “Down to the River to Pray,” arranged by Sheldon Curry; “Chapua Kali Desemba,” arranged by John Parker and David Lantz III; “Can You Hear,” by Jim Papoulis, arranged by Francisco Nunez, and was sung by the women; “A Captain I Shall Be,” by Glenda E. Franklin, sung by the men; “Si Vis Amari,” arranged by Jerry Estes; and “The Heavens Are Telling,” by Franz Josef Hadyn.
The students from Community R-VI High School. Front row, from left: Bethany Schmidt, and Natalie Gibson. Back row:  Elisa Swaim, Morgan Duenke, Megan Kuda, Grant Stafford, Erika Byrd, Klayton Bosworth, Blaze Escamilla, Courtnie Winkler, SarahAnn Taylor, and Amber Smith.