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IACS Chorale Performances

posted Mar 30, 2015, 4:46 AM by Erik Arnold

IACS Chorale Performance in Conneticut

The end of winter brings conclusion to many of the choral events and festivals that IACS students have been a part of in the 2014-2015 concert season. After the January MMEA Senior District Music festival, which combined 10 of our students with hundreds of others from Northeastern Massachusetts, three went on to qualify for All-State. Alissa George, Zach Hoyt, and Rosalie Toupin were selected to perform in the 266 person Mixed Chorus, which was comprised of the strongest singers in Massachusetts. Students were thrilled to rehearse at the Seaport Hotel World Trade Center from March 19th-21st and perform in Boston’s Symphony Hall. Earlier that week, students in the IACS Chorale traveled to the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut for a high school choir invitational. Here our class performed in a masterclass with a college professor, and then were showcased in the afternoon performance. Chorale went on to receive a bronze medal from the Micca Festival last Saturday, March 28th, and looked polished with the purchase of new uniform dresses and formal suits. School ensembles from all over Massachusetts have the chance to choose either beginner (1-2) intermediate (3-4) or advanced level (5-6) repertoire to be evaluated by a panel of adjudicators. This year we selected pieces in the level 5 Advanced category. We also had several students performing with the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Adult Chorus in Symphony Hall over the weekend. Rosalie Toupin, Karl Rassmann, and Zach Hoyt were a part of the Chamber Women’s Ensemble and Young Men’s Ensemble involved in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, which was also broadcast on 99.5 WCRB Classical New England on Sunday afternoon. Other Handel and Haydn Youth Chorus participants from our school Alissa George and Maiel Richards will be included in spring performances at Symphony Hall.


Massachusetts All-State Chorus performing in Symphony Hall including sophomore Zachary Hoyt and juniors Alissa George and Rosalie Toupin


Students of the IACS Chorale receive a bronze medal award at Micca Festival on March 28th 2015


Ms. Mitchell greets junior Rosalie Toupin after her Handel and Haydn Society performance with the Women’s Chamber Chorus

Upcoming program events for April and May are the MMEA Junior District Chorus, which 8 of our 7th-9th graders qualified for after their January audition, and the Micca Solo and Ensemble festival in early May. We plan to feature many of our individual and small group honors pieces from Concert Choir and Chorale for this festival.