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All-County High School Honors Chorus
All-County High School Honors Chorus
Posted on 11/06/2018
Asheville’s artistic community is in for a special treat on Nov. 6 as the finest student voices of Buncombe County gather to perform.By: Benjamin Rickert, Communications Dept.

Asheville’s artistic community is in for a special treat at 7 p.m. this evening (November 6, 2018) as the finest student voices of Buncombe County gather to perform in the All-County High School Honors Chorus Concert. Each year, students from all Buncombe County Schools’ choral programs audition to take part in a two-day choral clinic that culminates in a performance inside the stunning First Baptist Church of Asheville sanctuary. Tonight’s concert is sure to please music lovers as talented young voices reverberate together in celebration of artistic diversity.

Students prepare for their Tuesday evening performance.“The students from our county high schools have been working hard these past two months to learn a varied repertoire of music,” explained Ms. Jeannie Graeme, Choral Director at North Buncombe High School. “They’re singing in multiple languages and in different styles, so it’s been a great a challenge and a real joy to teach them. Tonight’s concert gives our students a chance to shine, so we hope people will come out to support their music tonight.”

This year, the students have the honor of working with Dr. Allison Thorp, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Western Carolina University. Under her direction, the chorus will perform six pieces featuring distinctly different genres and languages, with accompaniment provided by Mr. Kyle Ritter of Asheville’s Cathedral of All Souls.

North Buncombe senior Hannah Wingard is particularly looking forward to singing a Ming/Qing Dynasty folk song called “Boat on Tai Lake.” Outside of the All-County Chorus, she sings with the Blackhawk's Chamber Choir and the Celebration Singers of Asheville.

“I love that people from all different grades and schools can come together to work toward one common goal,” Hannah said at this afternoon’s rehearsal. “I always look forward to All-County because our energy, focus, and commitment comes together to create beautiful art.”

Concert Details
November 6, 2018 @ 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Asheville
5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801

The concert is free of charge with donations accepted to support music education in Buncombe County Schools.

Our latest #BCSlive video features an abridged version of the traditional Zambian song “Bonse Aba” - performed by the All-County Chorus during their afternoon rehearsal. 

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