High School Choirs Win Awards

The Fox Chapel Area High School choirs recently received gold ratings at the WorldStrides OnStage Music Festival. The Concert Choir, Vulpes Cantantes, and the Madrigal Singers all received gold ratings in their respective categories and the Madrigal Singers and the Vulpes Cantantes also received first places, and the Concert Choir won a second place. All three of the ensembles also received an Adjudicator Award for receiving a score of 95 or above out of 100. Additionally, the Madrigal Singers received an award for being the overall highest scoring ensemble of all the choirs in the entire competition.

As part of the trip to Washington, D.C., the Fox Chapel Area High School choir members also participated in a clinic with the U.S. Army Chorus and the U.S. Army Voices at Fort Myer.

The festival was held April 13-15, 2018, at the National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C. Approximately 15 high school choral groups from California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania participated in the competition.

The Fox Chapel Area choirs are directed by teacher Ben Murray.