CCS junior earns music honors
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
After auditions Oct. 13, Chase County Schools junior Tapainga Kahle was chosen to attend All-State Chorus Nov. 14-16 in Lincoln.
Kahle, a Soprano I singer, will be among the 440 students directed by Craig Arnold, who is Artistic Director and Chairman of Manhattan Concert Productions of New York City.
The public concert will be held Nov. 16 at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.
Selection as a member is one of the highest musical honors attainable in Nebraska, Secondary vocal music teacher Randy Hayes noted.
Anna Bauerle and Emma Bauerle were chosen as Alto II alternates for the chorus. They will attend the concert if a replacement is needed for a selected student.
Kahle also performed in a national high school honor choir as part of Musical Arts Day, Oct. 26, on the Concordia University campus in Seward. The day ended with a concert in the Walz Human Performance Complex arena.
The students spent six hours in rehearsal learning music and preparing for the evening concert.
Members of the University Chamber Choir and University Symphonic Band served as section leaders for the honor groups, helping with rehearsals and performing with the groups at the concert.
The honor choir, made up of 102 voices, performed five selections: “O, Come, Let Us Sing” by Cindy Berry, “Adoramus te” by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, “Go Down Moses” arranged by Mark Hayes, “Katyusha” arranged by Bryan Davies and “Freedom Train” by Rollo A. Dillworth.
Concordia’s University A Cappella Choir also performed two songs, “Rejoice Now, Heavenly Hosts” by David von Kampen and “All Creatures of Our God and King” arranged by Anders Edenroth.
The two choirs then combined to sing “No Time” by Susan Brumfield.