Select choirs of Pettisville High School, Wauseon High School, and the Zion Mennonite Church present a free Spring Choral Festival, Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m., in the Pettisville High School auditorium.
The concert will showcase each choral program individually in a wide range of choral pieces, with dance-like rhythms, soaring melodies, and familiar tunes, including folk tunes like “At the River” and religious favorites such as “For the Beauty of the Earth,” and “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
The choirs will combine to present Daniel Gawthrop’s moving “Sing Me to Heaven,” Mozart’s lighthearted “Gloria in Excelsis,” “You Raise Me Up” made popular by Josh Groban, and the rousing spiritual “Worthy to be Praised.”
Pettisville’s “Noteworthy” is a 26-voice auditioned select choir of students in grades 9-12. The group will sing “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord,” “Calling My Children Home,” and “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal.”
The Zion Mennonite Church choir is made up of members of the Zion Mennonite Church and broader community. The choir will sing “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Hear my Prayer,” and “He Never Failed Me Yet.”
Wauseon’s A Cappella choir is the top auditioned ensemble of 27 students in grades 10-12. They will sing “Ubi Caritas,” “For the Beauty of the Earth,” and “At the River.”