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‘Voices of Altoona’ concert to be held Thursday

Courtesy photo Elementary members of the All City Chorus who will perform in the “Voices of Altoona” concert include (from left): front row –– Ruby Zlupko, Elise Trimmer, Dominic Paolillo and Shuan Heras; back row –– Aubree McCaulley, Sara Nayak, Kaelyn Smith, Jocelyn Bowers.

More than 100 vocalists will perform in the “Voices of Altoona” concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 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 Vocal Ensemble respectively.

All eight Altoona Area School District elementary schools will be represented by fourth- and fifth-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 AAJHS Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Jessica Connell, will perform three pieces including “Night Winds” by Victor C. Johnson.

Kristin delGiudice and Jamie Hillard will direct the elementary All City Chorus.

Students will sing a variety of crowd-pleasing selections including: PinkZebra’s “Just Be Happy” and “It’s All Right” from the Disney Pixar movie, “Soul,” and among other traditional and popular favorites.

All 100-plus singers will combine for a powerful version of the African piece, “Siyahamba.”

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

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