Huntington Choirs Inspire Audiences at Spring Concert
Veronica Mainville is more than pleased. Huntington High School's choir director feels great about the dual performances of the chamber choir and concert choir at the recent two-day spring concerts at the school. The choirs performed some wide-ranging and challenging pieces and showcased their individual and collective talents.
At 35 members, this year's chamber choir is larger than last year's group. "I feel that being a larger choir allows us to perform a wider repertoire of music and it allows more opportunities for concert choir members to perform at a higher level," Mrs. Mainville said. "While we did face some challenges being a bigger group, we also had some beautiful moments making music, as was evidenced by the spring concert. Every piece was meaningful and musical and the quality of the performance was very mature."
The chamber choir was able to put together a diverse and challenging program and audience members have never failed to appreciate the result. "I love working with the chamber choir members so much," Mrs. Mainville said. "They inspire me every day with their unique, beautiful voices."
Huntington's concert choir also received plenty of praise following its recent performance in the high school auditorium. "This year brought in the best concert choir I've had during my three years here," Mrs. Mainville said. "They are an entry-level choir, but rehearsed with so much maturity and care. The pieces I picked for their spring concert were difficult, but they welcomed the challenges that came with each piece and performed them musically and beautifully. I had some very talented members of the concert choir this year that I hope to see audition for the chamber choir next year."
Mrs. Mainville has become an indispensable member of the Huntington High School faculty. She has a loyal following of students and works closely with the two choirs to maximize each teenager's ability, as well as the group as a whole.
"I am so happy with the level of performance and musicianship that the choirs achieved this year and am already looking forward to some new music next year," Mrs. Mainville said.