6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kenosha Unified School District’s 53rd Annual Choral Festival will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Indian Trail High School and Academy field house. The event will showcase over 1,300 students from the elementary, middle, high and charter schools.
Tickets are available online. All seats are reserved, and patrons can choose between the field house performance venue ($10) or live-feed video auditorium seating ($4). The performance also will be streamed live on Channel 20. This event traditionally sells out, and tickets cannot be guaranteed at the door.
This year's guest conductor is Dr. Martha Shaw, artistic director of Spivey Hall Children's Choir Program in Waleska, Georgia. Shaw will visit KUSD secondary schools to rehearse with the choirs on Thursday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb. 15. The concert will feature performances by seven individual high school choirs, as well as combined performances featuring mass choirs from middle and high school, men’s choir and the All-City Elementary Choir.
Participating directors and their schools are Bradley Mann, Bradford High School and Bullen Middle School; Kristen Singer, Harborside Academy; John Choi, Indian Trail Academy; Polly Amborn, Tremper High School; Rita Gentile, Lance Middle School; Kathleen Crane, Lincoln Middle School; Beth Herrendeen-Smith, Mahone Middle School; Anna Schmidt, Washington Middle School and Shannon Robertson, Kenosha Technology Enhanced Curriculum.
Patricia Black and Jennifer Westover will serve as accompanists for the festival. Scott Plank, coordinator of fine arts, will serve as master of ceremonies.