Our terrific Board member Dudley Roski continues to present us in the great acoustic of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, always a well attended concert, with lots of people who come back year after year. The following day we do a Youth Choral Festival at Darien High School which is organized by their Director Christopher Andrade. Participating schools this year were the AITE Choir (Ivy Burke, Director,) The Foran High School Concert Choir ( Theresa Voss, director,) the Trumbull High School Chamber Singers ( Anne Tornillo, director,) the Weston High School Chamber Singers ( Erik Paul, director,) and the Darien High School Choir and Tudor Singers.That was about 200 students who were with us from 10am-9pm - warmup, tutti rehearsal, lunch, individual performances followed by clinics, rehearsal for the performance, dinner and performance. It's long and intense but very rewarding. Our Education Director ( and former ensemble member) Ben Johns presided over the tutti numbers which ended the concert: Rachmaninov's "Bogoroditse Djevo " and the traditional Kenyan song Wana Baraka. Thanks to the choir directors and everyone who helps put on these events, and to the indefatigable Dudley who gets such a kick out of the response we get from his neighbors in Fairfield County.

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