Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
Hundreds of choral students from middle and high schools across the county are honing their skills for two upcoming All-County Chorus events. Middle School students will be held October 20–21 at Forest Park High School; High School students will perform on October 27–28 at Osbourn Park High School. These events will challenge select singers as they rehearse new repertoire with guest conductors.
All-County Chorus represents the best of the Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) music program, as participants audition for their place in the ensemble. At the middle school level, chorus teachers audition their own students and select top vocalists to represent their schools. High school students participate in a Divisionwide audition process just weeks after the school year begins.
This year’s conductors bring a wealth of choral experience to the students.
Dr. Meredith Bowen, Radford University Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, will conduct the high school treble choir. Mr. Timothy Peter, Stetson University Director of Choral Activities, will conduct the high school bass choir. Dr. Jeffrey Benson, San Jose State University Director of Choral Activities, will conduct the high school mixed choir. Mr. Douglas M. Burney, Battlefield High School Director of Choirs, will conduct the middle school bass choir. Mr. Tommy Tutwiler, C.D. Hylton High School Director of Choirs, will conduct the middle school treble choir.
These All-County Choral events are free concerts and open to the public. The middle school treble and bass choirs perform on October 21 at 2:00 p. m. at Forest Park High School and the high school mixed, treble and bass choirs will perform October 28 at 2:00 p. m. at Osbourn Park High School.