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Choir Heading to All-State

Posted: February 6, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Alan Showalter, choir director at Southwest Junior High School, leads the Harmony Choir through a practice Tuesday at the Springdale school. The group is practicing for a concert Tuesday and a performance at the Arkansas All-State Music Conference on Feb. 15 in Hot Springs. The Harmony choir is one of three invited to perform from across the state.

Springdale will be represented in Hot Springs next week when three of the best choirs in Arkansas convene.

At A Glance

Practice Show

The Southwest Junior High choir’s All-State group will warm up for their Hot Springs show with a performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Springdale High School Performing Arts Center. The show is free and open to the public.

The boys will perform:

-“Shout for Joy!” by Dan Davison

-“Find the Cost of Freedom” by Steven Stills

-“Cover Me with the Night” by Andrea Ramsey

The girls will perform:

-“Riversong” by Roger Emerson

-“Sanctus” by Tomas Luis de Victoria

-“Jonah” by Rollo A. Dilworth

The boys and girls will then combine to sing “Praise, Praise, Praise the Lord,” a processional song used by women in Cameroon.

Source: Staff Report

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