Thursday, November 20, 2014

OHS trio earns state choir trip

By The Herald Staff | 8/11/2014

Three Ottawa High School students had the opportunity to showcase their vocal talents recently as members of the 2014 State Women’s Choir.

Aubrey Curry, Courtney Houston and Rebecca Vrbas participated with young women from across the state, selected by audition, representing 24 high schools, Lori Underwood, OHS vocal music director, said. The choir rehearsed for two days in July and performed a concert at the Kansas Choral Directors Association Convention July 11 at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in Topeka.

Three Ottawa High School students had the opportunity to showcase their vocal talents recently as members of the 2014 State Women’s Choir.

Aubrey Curry, Courtney Houston and Rebecca Vrbas participated with young women from across the state, selected by audition, representing 24 high schools, Lori Underwood, OHS vocal music director, said. The choir rehearsed for two days in July and performed a concert at the Kansas Choral Directors Association Convention July 11 at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in Topeka.

The clinician and conductor for the honor choir was Elaine Quilichini, founder and artistic director of the Calgary Girls’ Choir, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Houston will be a senior and Curry and Vrbas will be juniors this year at OHS.

Houston also has been selected, through audition, to be part of the National Association for Music Education National Honor Choir, Underwood said. The choir will perform at the association’s national convention in October in Nashville, Tennessee.

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