Members of the Clarke High School Concert Choir participated in the South Central Conference Vocal Festival on Monday, Oct. 9th.
Centerville High School Choir, under the direction of Ms. Kayleen Durley, hosted this year’s event at Centerville High School. All of the schools in the South Central Conference participated in the event: Clarke, Davis County, Albia, Chariton, Eddyille-Blakesburg, Centerille, and Knoxville.
The choirs prepared five song selections and sang them together at the concert. Four Clarke students were featured in “Seize the Day” arranged by Emerson. They were MacKenzie Slykhuis, Kenedy Bland, Dakota Newburg, and McCormick Evink. MacKenzie Slykhuis and Dakota Newburg were also featured in “O Sifuni Mungu” arranged by Maddux. The conference choirs also performed “Jubilate Deo” by Althouse, “Peace, Like Welcome Rain” by Patterson, and “Swingin’ With the Saints” arranged by Hayes. Clarke opened the concert with a solo choir performance of “You’ve Got a Friend” arranged by Huff. The other 6 other choirs also performed solo choir selections.
Terry Rabbitt was the guest director for the festival. Mrs. Rabbitt lives in Winterset Iowa, has taught vocal music for 26 years in Iowa and is the owner of “The Ruby House B & B” in Winterset.