Meridian Star

April 30, 2014

Meridian High School choirs rate 'Superior' at State Choral Festival

Special to The Star
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     The Meridian High School Concert Choir and Ladies Choir were awarded all "Superiors" at the recent State Choral Festival at Pearl High School. 

    The Concert Choir rated Superior in sight-reading. The Ladies Choir received all "Superiors" in concert. The MHS choir of 56 students performed "Stars I Shall Find" and "A Choral Flourish” at the festival.

    The State Choral Festival is a three-day event sponsored by the Mississippi High School Activities Association.

     Tonight, the Concert Choir will present their annual Spring Concert at Meridian High School beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. This program will be preceded with a viewing of the performance from Carnegie Hall in January by 15 members of the MHS Concert Choir.  This viewing will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    Musical pieces to be performed at the spring concert will include: "I Can Pray," written by Kim Culpepper, music director at Evangel Temple Church; "Almighty God of Our Fathers," "Kyrie," "My Jesus, I Love Thee," "Dona Nobis Pacem," "The Rose,","There's a Hole in the World Tonight," "Go Down, Moses," "Veni Jesu" and festival pieces by the Ladies Choir.

     Alumni from past MHS choirs and Lamplighters are invited to not only attend, but also to join the choir in their final selection, "The Lord Bless You and Keep You.”

     This concert will serve as the final performance for the current Director of Choral Activities Penny McLemore. McLemore is retiring after teaching more than 20 years in the Meridian Public School District.

     "This should be a very moving and memorable concert for me, our staff, and our students. We hope you will come out and enjoy this night with us,” McLemore said.