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Choir department to perform in first festival of year, critique expected

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[/media-credit] The FC high school choir is built upon a balanced foundation of both men and women, in order to achieve a flawless correspondence in harmonies.

UPDATE:Oct. 6

Over the Oct. 4-5 weekend, the choir and ensemble will practicing their music for their first concert. Elementary and high school students will all be united and perform in the G.L. Johnson Chapel, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m..

The title of the concert is a ‘Theme of Peace’. Each group will sing by themselves; however they will also sing in a combined opening song, “Anthem of Peace” and conclude the evening together with “Cornerstone.”

The concert is open to the entire campus community, including students, parents, grandparents and friends of FC.

Original article: Oct. 2
With students finally getting situated into their new classes, electives such as choir finally have time to focus on specific goals. One particular event that choir is preparing for is the Fresno Pacific University (FPU) Choir Festival. The event will be held at North Fresno Mennonite Brethren Church, Oct. 16, from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

The choral groups will divide up and practice creating perfectly shaped vowels along with a beautiful unison sound. The FC high school choir is built upon a balanced foundation of both men and women, in order to achieve a flawless correspondence in harmonies.

In previous years, the FC music department has performed in FPU festivals. However, this year will be the first in which a high school division has been led by Susan Ainley.

Newly appointed high school choir director, Ainley, is eager to present her 2014-15 pupils to a critical audience. Ainley hopes to accomplish specific goals at this festival, since it is the choir’s first of the year.

“My main focus in this class is working on vowel modification,” Ainley said. “My objective is that we fix our vowels, so that when we sing for an adjudicator he will take note that our vowels are correct. That is my number one goal!”

My main focus in this class is working on vowel modification. My objective is that we fix our vowels, so that when we sing for an adjudicator he will take note that our vowels are correct. That is my number one goal! –Susan Ainley

The choir has been practicing persistently on perfecting their pieces of music for the concert. They will perform in front of an adjudicator who will be keenly attentive to every sound that the choir produces.

Freshman Macy House is enjoying her time spent in choir. House is particularly excited to head to Disneyland with her choir later in the school year.

“I like to be able to sing and hang out with friends,” said Macy House. “I am looking forward to all of the festivals that we have planned, especially Disneyland!”

Junior Bailey Brogan is thrilled to have numerous friends involved in choir alongside him, and even more ecstatic to embark on trips with his classmates.

“I love the fact that I have so many friends in choir class with me,” said Brogan. “I’m definitely looking forward to going on the beach trip along with all of the other various trips, especially since I’m going with the choir kids.”

For more news, read the Oct. 1 article, Annual Grandparents Day set, Oct. 3.

These writers can be reached via Twitter: @_JadenVentura03 and @nate10messi1.

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