Local choir students named best in SoCal

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I’m proud to say that my niece Tiffani Rudolph was one of five students from Canyon High School in Santa Clarita to make High School Honor Choir, and Saturday night the more than 200 students displayed their heavenly voices at an event sponsored by the Southern California Vocal Assn. at the Santa Monica High School auditorium.

The students from some 90 schools were showcased in either the Men’s Honor Choir, Women’s Honor Choir (where Tiffani was placed), and Mixed Honor Choir.

The association had auditioned about 600 students to pull the creme de la creme into these three choirs. And they kept their audience spellbound in all their performances.  You couldn’t hear a sound until the last note melted away. It was astounding: they were so finely tuned, and only after two rehearsals.

We had several students from the Glendale/La Crescenta/La Canada schools participating. In the Men’s Honor Choir were Jonathan Malmrose, Aiman Ibrahim, Skyler Smith, Adam Proctor, Rusty Blakey and David Kim, all from Crescenta Valley High School; and Joshua Briggs from Hoover High School.

In the Women’s Honor Choir, where my niece sang, local students included Katie Azevedo, Danielle Espinosa, Hallie Isquith, Jane White, Cecily Bell, all from Crescenta Valley High School; and Nathaly Varela, Claire Benoist and Katie Theobald, all of Glendale High School; and SuMin Kim from Hoover High School.

In the Mixed Honor Choir were Allison Malmrose, Camille Johnson, Grace Kim, Annie Lawler, Julia Veeh, Erin Wilson and Jae Yong Park, all from Crescenta Valley High School; Megan Sanborn, Woody Buck, Rishikesh Menon, Mitchell Steele and Tyler Steele, Jameson Evans, Frank Hill, Christopher Lazo, Alex Rosen and Quanah Sugiyama, all of La Cañada High School; and Joe Galvez of Glendale High School.

Now they are waiting to hear which students will go the next level — the state honor choir. We’ve got our fingers crossed.

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Written by Joyce Rudolph

November 30, 2009 at 10:23 am

Posted in Events

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