posted Mar 27, 2017, 12:06 PM by Freedom High School
updated Mar 27, 2017, 12:07 PM
March 17th, all three Freedom High School Choirs attended Large
Ensemble Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) in Gastonia, NC. All three
choirs received Superior (I) ratings, which is only the second time in
Freedom school history that three choirs attended Large Ensemble MPA in
the same year and received all Superior ratings, the only other time
being last year.
Choir, a primarily 9th grade choir, performed Benedictus (Lewis) and
Shine on Me (Dilworth) in Grade III and received scores of 90, 90, and
choir, an intermediate group of 10th-12th grade females, performed Die
Meere (Brahms) and Shiru (Naplan) in Grade IV and received ratings of
88, 90, and 98.
Singers, an advanced mixed group of 10th-12th graders, performed Tu
pauperum refugium (dez Prez) and Twa Tanbou (Guillaume) in Grade VI and
received ratings of 95, 95, and 99. Their performance became only the
third time any choir from FHS received a Superior rating in Grade VI
(highest grade of MPA), with previous ones being in 1985 and 2016.
students and a duet also performed at Solo MPA in Hickory, with nine
receiving Superior ratings and six receiving Excellent ratings.
Elizabeth Walker, Jessica McIntyre, Viasha Tate, Dean Hennessee, Allie
Crawford, Olivia Jordan, Taylor Fox, and Chandler Smith, as well as
Jessica McIntyre and Allie Crawford as a duet, received Superior
ratings. Those who received Excellent ratings were Nathanael Eure,
Braxton Keller, Jason Rogers, Olivia Amos, Andrew Capo, and Peyton