This year marks the fifth annual high school choral festival sponsored by Meridian Community College; this initiative brings all the public and private high school chorus students together.
“We’ll have MCC’s concert choir with us performing, as well as West Lauderdale chorus, Lamar School choir, and Northeast Lauderdale chorus, so we’re excited about it. We’ll have about 150 to 60 singers in a mass choir. Each school will perform, and then we’ll all perform together.” Said Tammy Miles MCC choral director.
Organizers say that the concert is always a great time.
“We’re really encouraged when we come together, and we see that there is this many of us who are working toward the standards of choral music, and singing correctly, and making the right tone and the right vowels and all of those things ;which is a lot of hard work, and then they come together, and they’re really encouraged by one another.”Said Tammy Miles MCC choral director.
There will be several songs performed during this concert duo.
“We’ll be singing called “Let Everything That Has Breathe” by Dr. Jeffrey Aims ,a really exciting piece; we’ll be joined on that by Mr. Daniel Bowls who will be our accompanist on piano, as well as Mr. Mitch Brantley who is a guitar instructor here.” Said Tammy Miles MCC choral director.
Miles says this year’s location had to change to the MSU-Riley Center due to more needed space.
“It starts at 7 PM tomorrow night; the house will open at 6:15 and everyone is encouraged to come, it is free. I think we’ll have a really big crowd. “Said Tammy Miles MCC choral director.
This choral is something Miles says she always versioned one day to happen.
“It has been a dream for many years, as I advocated choral music particularly in our area that all of our schools, all of our students would be afforded a music education and the opportunity to have an organization.” Said Tammy Miles MCC choral director.