WILLIAMSTON — Williamston High School’s choirs hosted their annual pre-festival concert Feb. 15, in the school’s McGoff Performing Arts Center.
The event, which was free and open to public, preceded the District Choir Festival, Feb 22-23 at Holt High School.
The choirs same sang the songs they rehearsed for the District Choir Festival said Adam Boyce, the choirs’ director and teacher.
Boyce, who has been teaching at Williamston High School for four years, said he loves his teaching experience.
He said the Williamston community is very supportive of the choirs, the theater and the fine arts.
The choirs consist of the concert choir, the bel canto and the madrigals. The bel canto is an extracurricular choir that students must audition for to join. The madrigals and the concert choir are both curricular.
A song from the cast of the high school drama club’s upcoming musical, “Into The Woods” opened the concert.
The concert showcased four soloists who received high division ratings in this year’s District Solo and Ensemble competitions.
Mother of two students, Hannah and Hunter, in the choirs, Deb Grischke, said she enjoys the night’s performance.
“It’s always great, free entertainment for myself and my husband and community members,” she said.
Her husband, Todd, agreed.
He said: “The last song especially was a lot of fun, it looked like the kids were enjoying themselves. It was fun to watch.”
After the concert, The Grischkes sat outside the auditorium with fliers and ticket order forms for the musical.
After the festival, the director and some of the choirs’ students will not rest for long. Boyce said he is directing “Into the Woods,” which will be showing March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m
Tickets are $6 when purchase in advance online Feb.20 until March 15. Tickets sold at the door will be $7 for students and $8 for adults.