By Jordan Craighead
Grosse Pointe North HS
Division 2, News Writing
Choir students participated in the statewide Solo & Ensemble Festival at Chippewa Valley High School Saturday, Jan. 13. The festival allowed students from all over Michigan to show off their musical abilities and be evaluated and critiqued by college choral professors.
Pointe Chorale, the advanced choir, performed “Alleluia” and “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners” at the event. Though it wasn’t a competition between schools, student performances were judged on a one to five scale with one being the highest and five being the lowest. Pointe Chorale scored a one.
Junior Sam Salisbury, was one of the 20 students in Pointe Chorale who sang at the event. He enjoyed taking part in it, mainly because of the songs the choir performed.
“The songs we did were songs that I really enjoyed,” Salisbury said. “I felt pretty relaxed during the performance because I was comfortable with the music.”