Twin Cities Honor Choir Fills Night with Wonderful Sounds of Music

Over one hundred fifth grade singers from Bluewater, Edge, Lewis, and Plew Elementary Schools joined voices to perform choral music during the Twin Cities Honor Choir Concert.

“Music specialists from each school worked with the students from their respective schools for three months to prepare the music for the all-day rehearsal the day of the concert,” said Michelle Tredway, Plew Elementary Music Specialist.   

The Twin Cities Honor Choir was launched in 1996 by former Okaloosa County Music Specialists Ann Jolly and Ginny Jordan, both of whom desired to provide a quality choral experience for the best fifth grade singers in the Twin Cities area.  Ginny Jordan retired Ruckel Middle School Choral Conductor, was the clinician/director for this year's 2013 concert.  

Following the elementary portion of the evening's performance, the Concert Chorale from Lewis School, the Ambassadors from Ruckel Middle School, the Niceville Singers from Niceville High School, and the Madrigal Singers from Northwest Florida State College performed.

The program concluded with two selections ("Al Shlo Sha" and "Why We Sing") performed by all students from all schools and conducted by Mrs. Jordan.  (Pictured above.)

"It was a magnificent rendering of 'academic music' by some very talented young boys and girls,” said Tredway.  "I truly believe it to have been the best concert since I have been a part (since 2004)."

Pictured above are the Music Educators from the Twin Cities Schools, from Left to Right:   Michelle Tredway (Plew Elementary), Cristin Byrne (Lewis School), Ginny Jordan, 2013 Twin Cities Honor Choir Clinician/Director, Kara Belle (Bluewater Elementary), and Shirley Andrews (Edge Elementary).