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All-county chorus Tuesday

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on April 10, 2011 1:50 AM

The Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual All-County Choral Festival this week, featuring approximately 280 choral members in the showcase.

It will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Goldsboro High School, with 29 schools represented.

Choral directors from each school selected the participating students for their vocal ability and work ethic. The choral festival will be divided into three programs, elementary, middle and high school students. An accomplished professional will direct each talented group of singers.

The elementary chorus will be directed by Sally Albrecht, director of school choral and classroom publications for Alfred Publishing. Middle school chorus will be directed by Peggy Overton Vaughan, the general music and choral director at Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston, and the high school group will be directed by Barbara Geer, a retired music consultant from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system.

"The All-County Choral Festival is an event the district and the community look forward to each year," said Dr. Steve Taylor, schools superintendent. "It is always an enjoyable evening for the hundreds of students, family members, staff, and community members who come out to hear these singers take the stage."

Hope Meyerhoeffer, the school system's performing arts director, will serve as the emcee for the event, which is free and open to the public.

"Our schools have some very musically gifted students," she said. "We are appreciative of all the chorus directors, as well as the guest conductors, for working with these students to master the songs for the All-County Choral Festival and helping them to perform at their very best."

For the finale, all of the performers will come together to perform "Just a Single Voice."