Nine members of the Crescenta Valley High School choirs were in Sacramento recently to sing in the American Choral Directors Association California All-State High School Honor Choirs. These singers auditioned in September, were chosen to sing with the Southern California Vocal Association Honor Choirs in November, and were then invited to sing in the All-State Honor Choirs.
They rehearsed in Sacramento for two and a half days before the Saturday, April 2 concert when they sang under the direction of esteemed choral directors Dr. Edith Copley (Northern Arizona University), Dr. Jameson Marvin (Harvard University), and Sigrid Johnson (St. Olaf College, Minnesota). The elite group of 354 students from all over California was split among three choirs: women’s, men’s, and mixed. Their program included the premiere of new choral music commissioned especially for this performance.
Principal organizers for this event include former CVHS choir directors Shirley Nute and Tammi Alderman.