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Two Cedar Grove Students to Sing at the Grand Ole Opry

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A photo from last year's Nashville trip with Jennifer Jessen-Foose and David Rezk on the left and Anthony Raddi on the far right. Credits: Photo Provided by Jennifer Jessen-Foose
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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Anthony Raddi and David Rezk, two Cedar Grove High School seniors, will represent the Cedar Grove High School Music Department in Nashville, TN this week.  Both students were selected to sing with The 2015 NAfME All-National Honor Mixed Choir, a selective, nationwide choir for high-school students.

On Sunday the students and their music teacher Jennifer Jessen-Foose, will travel to Nashville to perform with the choir at the national showcase concert event.

“We go for four days, three nights- we rehearse all three days, and on the fourth day we perform at the Grand Ole Opry House,” said Raddi.  Rehearsals can run up to 13 hours.

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The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville is a national landmark for country music with country music legends like Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks having graced the stage.  , Both Raddi and Rezk said they are excited and honored to have the opportunity to perform there.

Both singers were lucky enough to make the same trip last year, along with a handful of students that graduated CGHS in 2015, and are anxious to return.

“You get to meet new people and room with people you don’t know,” said Rezk.

Both attendees agree that last year’s Nashville trip was a success, as they were able to gain a unique perspective of choral singing and learn from an alternate angleel.

“Last time, the music was amazing and I had a great experience. I just learned so much,” said Rezk.

Raddi recounted his experience of singing along with hundreds of talented choir members from all over the country in in such a legendary venue.

“It’s great to be in a room with full sound. Once you hear it, you’ll never forget it,” Raddi said.

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