‘Voices of Altoona’ set for Thursday

Courtesy photo Elementary All City Chorus members participating in the “Voices of Altoona” concert on Thursday include (from left): front row — Julian Pringle, Reece Hillard and Nevaeh Shaw; middle row — Emily Pentland and Evan McGuire; back row — Gabriel Smith, Cara Bolvin and Stayley Drenning.

More than 150 vocalists will perform in the Altoona Area School District’s “Voices of Altoona” concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Altoona Area High School auditorium.

The high school and junior high school will be represented by the Altoona Area High School Vocal Ensemble and the Altoona Area Junior High School Vocal Ensemble, respectively.

All eight Altoona Area School District elementary schools will be represented by fifth- and sixth-grade members of the All City Chorus.

The evening will begin with a performance by the AAHS Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Kelly Sipes.

The AAHS Vocal Ensemble will be performing “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” as performed by Pentatonix, “You Are the New Day,” and a special feature by the tenor and bass sections.

The AAJHS Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Jessica Connell, will perform three Elton John favorites.

Kristin delGiudice, Jamie Hillard and Teri Myers will direct the 100-plus elementary All City Chorus as they sing traditional choral classics including “Thula Klizeo,” “I Bought Me a Cat” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Sing, Sing, Sing.”

All 150-plus singers will combine for the popular “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” as the final number.

Tickets are $3 and will be sold at the door beginning at 6 p.m. Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted free.