Congratulations to the River Dell High School Select Choir for their outstanding performances on Saturday at the 27th Annual Roxbury Concert, Show, and Jazz Choir Invitational. The invitational was held at Roxbury High School where 25 elite choirs from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware came together to perform for adjudication. In addition to our Concert Choir performance four of our Select Choir students (Jordan Auriemma, Mark Edelstein, Shannon Lombardi, and Sophia Lukac) were entered into the Solo Division Competition where they sang individually for adjudication and received feedback from the judges in front of a live audience. All four soloists were praised for their exceptional performances representing River Dell’s tradition of excellence.
In the Solo Division Competition two students were selected for classical and two were selected for show/pop/jazz performances. I am proud to announce that Jordan Auriemma was one of the two students selected in the show/pop category. She performed her solo at the evening Showcase event for all of the participating choirs and was awarded first runner up! There were also special achievement awards presented to individual students for their excellent performances. Shannon Lombardi received an achievement award for her fine solo performance in the show /pop category for the Solo Division!
The Select Choir not only received a Gold Rating for their performance but they were selected as one of the top three concert choirs to perform in the adjudicated Evening Showcase. I cannot say enough about their evening performance which did not take place until close to 10:00 at night! They were extraordinary! The Select Choir placed second overall in the Concert Choir category!!! Needless to say I am overwhelmed with pride and emotion. Just goes to show you what kids can do when they really want something!!!
This was a tremendous day/evening and I could not be more proud of our River Dell students for their professionalism, respect, and excellent performing!!! Here is a You Tube link to their daytime (first) performance on Saturday at Roxbury. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7-g5RkOxeKGv9ewqJa6_sfTglPLuBjNC
Audio recordings of both performances and the adjudicators’ comments are available on Ms. Kathy Zintel'sSchool Wires page. http://www.riverdell.org/Page/10328