Westborough students to perform at national concert
Westborough –Five Westborough High School students have been selected to perform as members of the 2013 All-National Honors Ensembles sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The students will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Nashville, Tenn.
Christopher LaMountain (tenor), Jesse Scheinbart (baritone), Benedict Hensley (tenor), and Joel Reske (tenor) will be performing in the NAfME Honors Choir, while Enya Truong (viola) will be participating in the NAfME Honors Orchestra. These exceptional students will prepare remarkably challenging music that they will perform under the baton of the four of the most prominent conductors in the country.
WHS teachers Alyson Greer Espinosa (choir), and Kristin Chartier (orchestra) are credited with helping these students get nominated and prepared for this event.
The NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of the National Association for Music Education. The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have approximately 150 instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble will have 20 instrumentalists, and the mixed chorus will have approximately 350 vocalists. Eligible students have qualified for the state level honor ensembles and competed against the top students for a spot in these National Ensembles.
The NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. For program and ticket information, visit http://musiced.nafme.org/all-national-honor-ensembles.
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