PCHS Chorus to perform at Polk County Public Library Dec. 9

Published 5:36 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Friends of the Polk County Public Library announce that the Polk County High Chorus will be presenting a holiday musical program at the library on Thursday, December 9 at 6 p.m. The performance will be on the lower level of the library and is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The Polk County High School Chorus is for anyone and everyone who enjoys singing. This years group is comprised of 52 ninth through twelfth graders. Students are given a world of musical opportunities while singing a variety of repertoire from musical styles such as spirituals, folk songs, sacred and secular music from the various musical periods, carols, and pop music just to name a few.

Students from the group will participate in choral clinics at Gardner Webb University and Mars Hill College. Seven students will attend this years N.C. All-State chorus in January.

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Anna Marie Kuether, who has served as choir director for 12 years, says, Our group continues to grow in numbers and in talent. Our largest undertaking this school year is getting ready for our spring trip. We will be competing in Festival Disney in Orlando, Florida during the month of April.

The chorus relies on community support and parent volunteerism to provide the funds they need to continue learning, growing, and performing choral music. Patrons of Performing Arts is a group of parents and friends of choral music who meet throughout the school year and hold fundraisers for the young singers.

The students say they enjoy getting out of the classroom and getting on stage to show off their hard work. They can be found throughout Polk County performing in different venues from Rogers Park to Tryon Estates.