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Songs from Silence: The All-County Virtual Chorus
Songs from Silence: The All-County Virtual Chorus
Posted on 05/12/2021
On May 13, 2021, Buncombe County Schools proudly presents the first virtual All-County Chorus.BCS Communications, and
Laura Mitchell, Arts Education Specialist

Buncombe County Schools proudly presents the first virtual All-County Chorus for the 2020-2021 school year!

This year, sixth through twelfth grade chorus students across Buncombe County learned "Songs from Silence" by Elaine Hagenberg. The students worked with their teachers to learn the composition and attended a virtual All-County rehearsal with Dr. Kenney Potter, Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at Wingate University. The Wingate University Singers, including various BCS alumni, also collaborated with this year's chorus.

"The song represents the power of music and the resiliency of our students during a time where so much has been altered and cancelled due to COVID-19," said Choral Director Sydney Bryant of Enka High School. "The lyrics echo the hope that we have as we move into a world beyond the pandemic. This All-County event was different from singing together in an in-person concert, but reminded our students that no matter what separates us, music still unites us."

Students recorded themselves individually from their homes and classrooms to be included in this special video presentation produced by audio engineer Pablo Vega.

The 2020-2021 All-County virtual performance is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 13, 2021. The performance may also be watched on the BCS district Facebook and YouTube pages.

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin,, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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