The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 19, 2002


CCHS chorus brings home the gold and goes to Tanglewood

It was a dominant performance by the CCHS chorus at the statewide Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) competition on Friday April 5. The 160-person chorus sang with passion and professionalism for the standing-room-only crowd. The chorus rocked the house with three numbers: "Aina-That Good News", "Shenandoah" and "Rock My Soul". As a result of their gold performance, they will sing at Tanglewood on May 12 in Ozawa Hall.

"I am incredibly proud of the kids. This is very challenging and MICCA is strict and stringent in their medal awards," said Chuck Brown choral and drama director at CCHS. "We sometimes underestimate the talent that we have at the high school. We truly are becoming an academically college- focused, performing arts high school with talent that tops the list. I sincerely hope the recession-driven budget constraints of both towns do not harm programs like this that give our kids a creative outlet and a place to excel."

MICCA is an adjudicated festival where the performers are evaluated and feedback given. Medals are only awarded if the judges believe that standards of excellence have been achieved. Medals are not always given.

The CCHS chorus has won either a gold or silver for the last three years at MICCA and the chorus continues to grow as students from all walks of life at CCHS come together to form a team, make music, perform and compete.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito