NORWICH – Following a year of preparation and fundraising, a select group of eight Norwich High School students and members of the NHS Madrigals Singers and Choir will perform one final time before traveling overseas for the annual Prague Choral Festival.
At 4 p.m. on Sunday at the United Church of Christ, 11 Main St., the group – which includes Dillon Smith, Joshua Seeley, Josh Mahannah, Brooke Bonney, Sean Sheldon, Tambria Schroeder, Amanda Caulfield and Megan Reynolds – will hold its Sing Out for Prague Send-Off Concert. According to NHS Music Director Mary Mayo, it’s a chance for the students to say thank you to the community and its continued support over the last 12 months.
Mayo said the students have had a demanding year, both academically and musically. In April, seven of the eight participated in the school’s production of “Phantom of the Opera,” which Mayo called an accomplishment in and of itself.
At the same time, the students also learned several extremely challenging movements of Mozart’s “Requiem” for the NHS Spring Concert, prepared their individual NYSSMA solos and attended all-county and area all-state festivals, as well as the NYSSMA majors.