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High School & Collegiate Choral Festival

UMass choral conductors Tony Thornton & Stephen Paparo
Thornton & Paparo

Oct. 28  Saturday  5:30pm   FAC Concert Hall  FREE

MassACDA Honors Choirs with UMass Chamber Choir & Chorale

Tony Thornton & Stephen A. Paparo, conductors

Susan Conkling & Anthony Trecek-King, guest conductors

During the program, both UMass ensembles will join the two Festival choruses for performances of works by Andrea Ramsey, Gwyneth Walker, Randall Thompson, Jim Papoulis, and Craig Hella Johnson. The UMass Chamber Choir and Chorale will also present a performance of David Dickau’s “If Music Be The Food of Love,” and all of the ensembles will combine for a finale performance of “Amazing Grace.”

Participating ensembles and their directors for this year’s Festival are as follows:

Algonquin Regional High School -  Kathrine Waters

Beaver Country Day School - Kirk Averitt

The Brimmer and May School - Frank Van Atta

Burr & Burton Academy - Julie Freebern

Cape Cod Academy - Sarah Fachada

Chicopee Comprehensive High School - Natalia Borowiec

Clinton High School - Kate Meifert

Gateway Regional High School - Jerilyn Beauregard

The Hartsbrook School - Kimaya Diggs

Hampshire Regional High School - Aidan Talbot

Hampshire Young People's Chorus - K.C. Conlan

Longmeadow High School - Kayla Werlin

The MacDuffie School - Asia Meirovich

Methuen High School - Ben Woodard

Sutton Memorial High School - Sandra Kerr

Westford Academy - Karen St. George