KUSD to host 57th Choral Festival

KUSD to host 57th Choral Festival

KENOSHA, Wis. (Monday, Feb. 5, 2024) – The Kenosha Unified School District’s 57th Choral Festival will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Indian Trail High School field house. The event will showcase over 950 students from our elementary, middle, high and charter schools.

Tickets are available via the Buy Tickets link at kusd.edu/tickets. Tickets for field house seating are $5 for students, $10 for staff and seniors, and $12 for adults. Tickets will not be available at the door and field house seating may sell out in advance. The event will also be streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel. Guests may watch the live stream for free with no ticket required in the Indian Trail auditorium.

This year’s guest conductor is Dr. Maggie Burk, the newly-appointed director of choral activities at Carthage College. Burk will visit secondary schools to rehearse with the choirs on Thursday, Feb. 8, and Friday, Feb. 9. The concert will feature performances by seven individual high school choirs. In addition, there will be combined performances featuring mass choirs from middle and high school, treble and bass voice choirs, and the All-City Elementary Choir.

Participating directors and their schools are Emily Armbrecht, Bradford High School and Bullen Middle School; Jonathan Kim, Harborside Academy; John Choi, Indian Trail High School and Academy; Polly Amborn, Tremper High School; Brianna Jandrowski, Lance Middle School; Abby Feiler, Lincoln Middle School; Beth Herrendeen-Smith, Mahone Middle School; and Shannon Robertson, Kenosha Technology Enhanced Curriculum.

Kristen Singer will serve as accompanist for the festival and Scott Plank, coordinator of fine arts, will serve as master of ceremonies.