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October 24, 2022

275 high school students to perform in SIU choral festival Oct. 26

CARBONDALE, Ill. — About 275 high school students from Illinois and Kentucky will perform this week in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Shryock Auditorium as part of a high school choral festival.

The free, public concert is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. The concert will culminate a day of activity for the students, said Susan Davenport, professor and director of choral activities in the School of Music.

Davenport will conduct the tenor/bass choir, and guest conductor Lorrisa Mason, director of choral activities and voice area chair in the University of Arkansas Little Rock, will conduct the soprano/alto choir. The SIU Concert Choir, under Davenport’s direction, will also perform.

Participating students are from:

  • Anna-Jonesboro Community High School.
  • Carbondale Community High School.
  • Carterville High School.
  • Christopher Community High School.
  • Columbia High School.
  • Frankfort Community High School, West Frankfort.
  • Herrin High School.
  • Litchfield High School.
  • Marion High School.
  • McCracken County High School, Paducah, Kentucky.
  • Murphysboro High School.
  • Pinckneyville Community High School.
  • Sparta High School.
  • Vandalia High School.