Four members of the Taylorville High School Choirs participated in the Illinois Music Education Association’s District 5 Concert Festival on Saturday, November 19 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Each member had earned a spot in the Senior Mixed Choir or Treble Choir that performed that day by auditioning back in October. The ILMEA District 5 Senior Mixed Choir was directed by Benjamin Hawkinson, Acting Director of Choral Activities at Millikin University. They performed Esto Le Digo by Kinley Lange; Gloria (from Heligmesse) by Franz Joseph Haydn, arr. John Leavitt; How Good by Michael Englehardt; Chasing Visions by Don MacDonald; and The Fox arr. by Blake Richter and Taylor Shaeffer. THS Choir members who were in the Senior Mixed Choir are: Vannah Blanford, Soprano; Riley Elam, Tenor; Daniel Garrison, Bass.
The ILMEA District 5 Treble Choir was directed by Alexandria Taxon, Director of Choirs at Huntley High School. The Treble Choir performed Jonah by Rollo Dillworth; Will There Be a Morning by Craig Hella Johnson; Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia by David L. Brunner; and The Fox arr. Blake Richter and Taylor Shaeffer. THS Choir members who were in Treble Choir are: Jaylee Smith, Soprano.
PHOTO CUTLINE: THS Band members who performed with ILMEA District 5 Senior Mixed Choir and Treble Choir are pictured. Front row from L to R; Jaylee Smith, Vannah Blanford. Back row from L to R; Riley Elamk, Daniel Garrison.