The Nightingales, a Nazareth Area High School women’s vocal group, is among six choirs selected to sing in the 2013 American Choral Directors Association Fall Conference.
The choir will travel to Millersville University on Saturday, Oct. 26, to present a concert to an audience of choral directors from around the region.
"This is an honor that is the first of its kind at Nazareth Area High School," the group said in a release.
The process began last spring, with 13 choirs auditioning.
The Nazareth Nightingales prepared an audition CD containing three selections that the choir sang at a spring concert The CD was submitted to a panel of judges comprised of choral professors from around the state.
At the concert, the Nightingales will present six selections ranging from a traditional Zulu Dowry song to selections inspired by a prayer written in 1545.
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association is a nonprofit
music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music.
Shown are the Nightingales. First row, from left: Barbara Keck Abel (accompanist), Margaret Richter, Jean Holland, Kristen Pilot, Rebecca Rohn, Sydney Reynolds, Mikaela Esposito, Miranda Hendricks, Kelly Rocchi (director).
Second row: Shiloh Coccodrilli, Brooke Bailey, Sarah Haunstein, Riley Carsey, Natalia Braga, Gabriella Tavianini, Katie Beam, Jade Braun.
Back Row: Mackenzie Fusco, Alyssa Higham, Courtney Brotzman, Mackenzie Fetherman, Emily Szuter, McKenzie Doyle, JoAnna Ayala, Abby Stevens.