4 Carroll students perform with national chorus


March 31, 1997|By Lois Szymanski | Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FOUR CARROLL students, members of Carroll Children's Chorus, had the opportunity of a lifetime earlier this month when they sang at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as part of the National Children's Chorus.

Jocelyn Petit de Mange, Cora Lea Quinn, Jocelyn Anderson and LeNaya Crandall, all of whom auditioned for the national chorus, practiced for several months before the performance, which included 10 songs.

"We learned the music before we went," said Jocelyn Anderson, 13, who attends St. John School. "It was an honor to be working with the conductor, Doreen Rao. She was definitely one of the best, and she teaches all around the world."

LeNaya, 11, a student at North Carroll Middle School, said this was her second year in the children's chorus, but her first time to be chosen for the national chorus.

"I've been in the audience watching and listening many times, and it felt good to be the one on stage that others were listening to. It was a great experience," she said.

Carroll Children's Chorus holds two concerts each year at Big Baker Chapel on the campus of Western Maryland College in Westminster. Its spring concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel. Works by Leonard Bernstein and 1950s songs are on the program. A donation is asked.

"This is my seventh year with the children's chorus," Jocelyn Anderson said. "It's really a good experience, a lot of fun, and we learn the music of lots of different composers, French, German, and others."

Blacksmith class

The Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland and Carroll County Farm Museum will offer a chance to find out about blacksmithing. A two-day beginning blacksmith class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 4 at the museum. The class will be taught by members of the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland.

The fee is $60. Participants should bring a lunch both days. The guild will have tools available.

To register, call the museum at 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

Student recitals

Western Maryland College's music department will present several student recitals during the spring season. Here's a partial listing:

At 7 p.m. today, senior William Gill will present a program of vocal classics in Levine Recital Hall.

At 7: 30 p.m. Friday, senior Leslie Huffer will present a vocal program in Levine Recital Hall.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, sophomores Jaimie Walker and Nicole Mechaly will present a piano recital in Levine Recital Hall.

Lois Szymanski's Central Carroll neighborhood column appears each Monday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 3/31/97

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