PHS choir to perform at Orchestra Hall

The 47-member Princeton High School concert choir has been selected as one of five high school choirs in the state to perform at the seventh annual Choral Arts Finale in Orchestra Hall on April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

“We are humbled and delighted,” PHS choral director Mark Potvin said, likening it to a state championship of high school choirs.

This is the second time that the PHS concert choir has been selected for the honor. The first time was in 2007 and Potvin was also the director then.

The Choral Arts Finale, described as a premier high school choral festival, is cosponsored by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota and Concordia University, St. Paul. Applicants must submit an audition of the choir’s singing during this school year.

Each of the selectees will receive a clinic during the day on April 15 at Concordia University from a nationally renowned clinician, which this year will be Andre Thomas, director of choral activities at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Then for the evening concert at Orchestra Hall, each of the choirs will give a solo performance, followed by all of the choirs giving a massed choir performance of two selections at the end.The public will be able to purchase tickets to attend the Orchestra Hall concert. Potvin noted that he will be working on organizing a fan bus to the concert.