Standout singers earn honors
Posted on: Nov 16, 2017
Three Delano Middle School choir students are ready to perform with a statewide honor choir this weekend.
Seventh-graders Katelin Weber and Bella Molitor, along with eighth-grader Autumn Langdon, have been chosen to sing with the 150-member American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Select Honors Choir. They will perform at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi on Saturday, Nov. 18, as part of the ACDA state conference for choral directors.
“I’m very pleased for Autumn, Bella and Katelin. They represent the level of excellence we work toward in our choir classes,” said middle school choir director Sandy Meyerson. “We have many fine singers, and I know that these three will represent Delano well in the state honors choir. I’ve observed their hard work and dedication to improve at every rehearsal and the joy they take in performing. Their willingness to accept challenging repertoire, set goals for personal excellence, and work with the choir as a team make them well-prepared for the experience of honor choir.”
Each of the students has enjoyed making music as a part of their school experience.
“I enjoy singing immensely,” said Langdon, a soprano 2 who has sung in choral groups since fourth grade. “Music is open to interpretation, and you can always improve.”
Weber and Molitor said the opportunity to engage the heart is what they enjoyed most as musicians.
“I like singing because you can show emotion,” said Weber, a soprano 1.
“I like choir because I can express myself,” said Molitor, a soprano 2.
The ACDA of Minnesota organizes six honor choirs per year for students in grades four through 10. More than 2,400 students audition each year for those choirs, and about 800 are selected to participate.
“It’s a joy to work with all our fine singers at DMS, and to have our program recognized with the inclusion of three singers in the 2017 honor choir,” said Meyerson.