Holy Trinity’s Select Choir is a small ensemble that holds evening rehearsals once a week for three hours. They compete at Festival Disney every other year and have previously won second place. Their performance was on March 31 and then the group had to wait two days before receiving the exciting news at the awards ceremony.
“Receiving the golden Mickey was the students’ goal and they worked very hard towards that goal, including asking for extra rehearsal time,” said Ann-Marie Hoher, the group’s director. “I was so happy for them and for all the parents that made the trip with us; it was great that they were able to experience this truly magical moment.”
The Select Choir won gold in the best specialty choir category which included show choirs, madrigals, jazz choirs and gospel choirs. Their score was the second highest score amongst all choirs, as well as all the 67 performing groups who competed. One of the adjudicators was particularly impressed by the group and said, “The level of independence exhibited by each singer shows a knowledge of vocal theory skills combined with performance experience seldom heard from a group this young.”
Festival Disney is an all-Disney-produced competitive music festival for vocal and instrumental ensembles in middle and high school. Adjudicators are distinguished collegiate music educators.
For more information about Hicksville’s Holy Trinity High School, visit www.holytrinityhs.org.