Singers from eight school districts in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties joined their voices on Thursday, May 3, at the Blue Ridge High School for the annual County Chorus festival.
Choral works in a variety of styles were directed by Andrew Ryne Dutko, junior high conductor, and Thomas Welch, senior high conductor.
Blue Ridge’s Kristin Burkhart and Amy Zakarauskas served as the host directors. Alison Yuravich, of Forest City Regional, was the junior high choral accompanist, and Burkhart accompanied the senior high chorus.
The program for the junior high was chosen on a theme of peace on earth and with others surrounding us. The songs included were: Al Shlosha D’Varim by Naplan; Ubi Caritas, by Lightfoot; Hala Lala Layya, by Snyder; and O Colored Earth, by Heitzig.
The senior high chorus performed Heaven’s Gate, with some accomplished improvisational soloists; the traditional gospel Wade in the Water, arranged by Eddleman; Sing Me to Heaven, by Gawthorp, and Who Are the Brave, by Williams/Martin.
SENIOR HIGH CHORUS
Tunkhannock Area: Alexandria Arndt, Breezy Corker, Mykael Harvey, Dustin Hopfer, Alexis Hutchins, Daniel Matson, Jamie Murray, Hanalee Nichols, Crystalynn Richter, Hadassah Schork, and Nathan Stark.
Lackawanna Trail: Alyvia Cobb, Eric Craig-Peysson, Abigail Dalton, Damian Howard, Madeline Huggler, Michael Jacoby, Samantha Morgan, Ethan Palaskas, and Grace Pawlukovich.
Elk Lake: Eliza Bosscher, Caitlyn Brown, Emma Chotowski, Jeryn Delong, Douglas Priestner, Elizabeth Rothwell, Troy Rought, Colin Schake, George Sobeck, and Danica Thurman.
Blue Ridge: Tori Auckland, Aaron Beesley, Garrett Conklin, Brea Conrad, Jenna Crocker, Anthony Dissinger, Kaelin Hughes, Christian Igoe, Hannah Kline, Alison Marshman, Clarissa Millard, Kyra Powell, Hunter Renwick, Spencer Renwick, Alyssa Sherwood, Hailey Tripp, Alyssa Williams, Wesley Wojtkowski.
Forest City Regional: Madeline Bailer, Colleen Blount, Cameron Brucher, Chloe Calabro, Branson Casper, Joshua Doyle, Destiny Englert, Caylin Gibbs, David Grosel, Isaiah Hoxie, Kendra Karwan, David Lynch, Julien Miller, Katie Nguyen, and Skyla Silfee.
Montrose Area: Morgan Aiken, Dailynn Eisenbarth, Serena Gardner, Samantha Gurn, Katelyn Henry, Evan Hunt, Lizzie Lyden, Rylee Maynard, Jordann Monaco, Kiera Short, Noah Smith, Colby Starzec, Catherine Strickland, Garrison Strohl, Elizabeth Villanella, and Brooke Whitney.
Mountain View: Jimi Berosky, Kris Boswell, Travis Bridgeman, Sarah Carpenetti, Alex Karp, Alesha Kazmierski, Ryan Martin, Andrew McHenry, Anna-Mae Michaels, Myja Reploeg, Hunter Sunbury, Denise Vonada, and Kayla Ward.
Susquehanna Community: Julian DeJesus, Kayla Marino, Kevin Silfee, Elizabeth Weibel, and Michelle Zebrowski.
JR COUNTY CHORUS
Elk Lake: Samantha Andrejack, Liberty Azaravich, Mackenzie Conboy, Rachel Farnelli, Dahlia Ofalt, Lily Richards, and Josey Sobeck.
Blue Ridge: Clara Allen, Elsie Dillman, Grace Graf, Tiffani Henke, Gracey Hinkley, Foxlynn King, Emily Marvin, Lisa McCormick, Stephanie Smith, Brooke Tingley, Jordan Wiegand, and Cadence Wolfe.
Forest City Regional: Bryce Armstrong, Alyssa Cahoon, Brianna Cahoon, Olivia Casper, Hailey Gray, David Heath, Vanessa Hodges, Lila Ingenito, Kathryn Kinney, Kamryn Lonzinski, Ryan Notari, Andrea Proehl, Hanna Slivkanich, Elisabeth Smith.
Montrose Area: Cassidy Beeman, Ariana Cross, Hannah Cundey, Layla Diaz, Liz Donovan, Brianna Gelatt, Rylie Gilbert-Hewitt, Hayleigh Krupinski, Derick Muller, Hayley Packer, Grace Palmiter, Lilly Shattuck, Payton Strickland, and Kerry Tometchko.
Mountain View: Hannah Bills, Lauren Clancy, Kaylee Hamilton, Hailey Hojewski, Emily Lavai, and Bailey Reuss.
Susquehanna Community: Brianna Ashman, Brianna Bills, Amy Dahm, Sarah Day, Stella DeJesus, Emily Hall, Raili Hower, Kally Oropallo, Karla Oropallo, and Julia Schell.