Eight student vocalists from Westfield High School have been accepted into the 2018-2019 All-State Choruses.
Performing with the 2018 All-State Mixed Chorus in November will be Charlotte Geary, Zachary Lemberg, Joseph Maldonado, Vincent Mora, Nicole Player, and Matthew Siroty. The Mixed Chorus will perform at the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention in November and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Alison Brown and Samantha Horvath will join the 2019 All-State Treble Chorus at NJPAC in February.
“The audition consisted of scales, a solo, a quintet, and tonal memory testing,” says music/vocal instructor and director John Brzozowki. “We are very proud of these students who were chosen from more than 1,000 other student vocalists from across New Jersey.”
Additionally, on April 28, the Westfield High School Chorale performed at Carnegie Hall in New York alongside other high school and adult choirs from around the country in one massed choir. The choir performed Randall Thompson’s beloved 25-minute work, Frostiana, a collection of Robert Frost’s poems set to music. The performance was accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble, a professional orchestra.
“It was thrilling to see our students perform in this great hall and have the opportunity to collaborate with different groups from around the country,” says Brzozowski with fellow music/vocal instructor and director Maureen Francis. “It was a fantastic learning opportunity for the students in so many ways and an experience the students will remember for a lifetime.”