TAYLORVILLE — Four members of the Taylorville High School Choirs participated in the Illinois Music Education Association’s District 5 Concert Festival on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Each member had earned a spot in the Senior Mixed Choir or Treble Choir that performed that day by auditioning back in October. The ILMEA District 5 Senior Mixed Choir was directed by Benjamin Hawkinson, Acting Director of Choral Activities at Millikin University. They performed Esto Le Digo by Kinley Lange; Gloria (from Heligmesse) by Franz Joseph Haydn, arr. John Leavitt; How Good by Michael Englehardt; Chasing Visions by Don MacDonald; and The Fox arr. by Blake Richter and Taylor Shaeffer. THS Choir members who were in the Senior Mixed Choir are: Vannah Blanford, Soprano; Riley Elam, Tenor; Daniel Garrison, Bass.
The ILMEA District 5 Treble Choir was directed by Alexandria Taxon, Director of Choirs at Huntley High School. The Treble Choir performed Jonah by Rollo Dillworth; Will There Be a Morning by Craig Hella Johnson; Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia by David L. Brunner; and The Fox arr. Blake Richter and Taylor Shaeffer. THS Choir members who were in Treble Choir are: Jaylee Smith, Soprano.
Those who performed from Taylorville were, in front, Jaylee Smith, left and Vannah Blanford. In back, Riley Elamk, left and Daniel Garrison.