Monday, June 21, 2010

HSPVA MADRIGAL SINGERS win THE AMERICAN PRIZE

The American Prize is pleased to announce that the HSPVA MADRIGAL SINGERS, of Houston, TX, Rob Seible, conductor, is the 2010 winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance (high school division.) Congratulations.

The Traverse City West Senior High School Chorale, of Traverse City, MI, placed second.
The Burley Middle School Young Women's Chorus of Charlottesville, VA, placed third.
The Olympia High School Chorale of Stanford, IL, placed fourth.

Among the Madrigal Singers' outstanding qualities to receive comment by The American Prize judging panel were "good core of well-trained voices...diction is almost always natural and well-controlled...good listening...attention to details..." 

The Madrigal Singers has been a top vocal ensemble at The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas, since the school's inception 38 years ago. The 16 singers, all juniors and seniors, perform acapella music from all periods and are versatile in many musical styles. The Madrigal Singers are best known as representatives of the school during the Christmas season, when they perform innumerable concerts throughout Houston, dressed in Renaissance costume. http://hspva.org/dhtml/

Congratulations to the HSPVA Madrigal Singers, the Traverse City West Senior High School Chorale, the Burley Middle School Young Women's Chorus and the Olympia High School Chorale of Stanford, IL for their outstanding achievement, ranked among the finest high school choirs in the country.

Bravo.

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