St. John's Choral Festival fun for PHS students

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 10/28/97.

Six students from Paynesville Area High School attended the Eighth Annual Combined Menís Choir and Womenís Choir Festival at St. Johnís University on Saturday,Oct. 25.

The festival was presented by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. Students from 62 high schools and 13 college ensembles participated in the festival, with over 1,000 singers in all.

The mission of the festival is to provide a collaborative educational setting that promotes an opportunity for students to sing menís and womenís literature under the direction of a number of accomplished Minnesota choral directors.

Paynesville students attending were Becky and Eddie Gardner, April Willemsen, Amber Ingalsbe, Mackenzie Merrill and Ryan Lang. Their director is Cheryl Bungum.

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