More than 200 students will participate in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s annual honors choral festival, Lift Your Voice, on November 16 and 17. The festival will culminate with a public concert on Saturday, November 17, at 4 p.m. at the Academy for Innovative Studies, located at 2319 Stringtown Rd. The performance is free and open to the public.
Students in grades 4 through 12 who are members of the EVSC honors choirs will participate in the festival. At the elementary level, students will work with award-winning composer and conductor Greg Gilpin Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday. In addition, all groups will perform at least one of his pieces at the public performance and he will direct the choirs. Middle and high school choirs will work with EVSC clinicians and be joined by members of the EVSC school orchestras for the performance.
The festival also will celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, world renowned composer, conductor and educator, with a special performance of “Make Our Garden Grow.” The performance also will feature solos by EVSC faculty and include members of EVSC school orchestras.