WASHBURN COUNTY -- Shell Lake Arts Center proudly hosted the annual Middle School Honors Choir Concert on the evening of Thursday, April 4th, in the Darrell Aderman Auditorium. Over 140 of the most talented middle school vocalists from 14 different area schools came together for the event. Students performed challenging and technically beautiful musical arrangements that delighted guests. Led by choir directors Matthew Brennan and Jennifer Gulsvig, the students spent the day rehearsing in sectionals, as well as the full ensemble, working to master the complicated techniques required to perform the difficult pieces.
The Arts Center will also host nearly 70 students at The Eileen Cohen Middle Level String Orchestra Workshop on Thursday, April 11th. Students will spend the day in sectional and large group rehearsal with conductor James Bartsch. Mr. Bartsch is orchestra teacher in the Mounds View, MN public school and conductor with the Minnesota Youth Symphonies for the past 27 years. As part of this special event, the Eileen Cohen String Quartet from Eau Claire, WI will perform at 12:30 PM in the Arts Center's Darrell Aderman Auditorium and the student performance will take place at 3:30 PM in the auditorium as well. The performances are free and the public is welcome to attend!
For more information on the Middle School Honors Choir or The Eileen Cohen Middle Level String Orchestra Workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the Arts Center’s website at www.shelllakeartscenter.org or call 715-468-2414.
List of schools that attended Honors Choir 2019: Altoona Middles School, Barron Riverview, Cadott Jr. High, Cameron Middle School, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Middle School, Elmwood Middle School, Luck Middle School, Northwood Middle School, Rice Lake Middle School, Shell Lake Middle School, Solon Springs Middle School, South Shore Middle School, St. Francis de Sales Catholic (Spooner), St. Joseph Catholic School (Rice Lake)
List of participating schools in the Eileen Cohen Middle Level String Orchestra Workshop 2018: Hudson Middle School, Chippewa Falls Middle School, HACIL - Northwoods Strings, John Muir Middle School (Wausau), DC Everest Middle School (Weston) and Ashland Middle School