It’s hard to polish an already sterling reputation, but the Huntington High School chamber choir is sparkling more brilliantly than ever.
Highly regarded by vocal professionals across the metropolitan area, the chamber choir will be participating in a choral festival at Walt Whitman High School this Saturday, February 11 at 7 p.m.
Huntington will be joined by choirs from both Walt Whitman and Commack High School in a day expected to feature unique collaboration and group performances.
Saturday’s guest conductor will be Francisco J. Núñez, a well-known choral composer and conductor of the renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
“All three choirs will collaborate on two pieces and each choir will also be given the opportunity to perform their own pieces,” said Veronica Mainville, who leads Huntington High School’s choral activities program.
Huntington High School music teacher Veronica Mainville.
Huntington’s chamber choir will perform White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes, MLK by U2 (arranged by Bob Chilcott) and Soon Ah Will be Done by William Dawson. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door for $5.
“It will be a lot of fun and a wonderful opportunity for the chamber choir to work with a renowned conductor, as well as make new friends and sing with other schools,” Mrs. Mainville said.
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Mrs. Mainville will serve as guest conductor of the Dutchess County Elementary All-County Chorus on February 25. She will rehearse with the group on Friday/Saturday, February 24-25 with the concert scheduled for 3 p.m.
“I am so excited to work with young singers and I look forward to making beautiful music with them,” Mrs. Mainville said. “I picked a diverse program, which reflects different cultures and languages. This will be my first time guest conducting an ensemble, so I am very excited and so grateful for this opportunity.”
The opportunity came about through Mrs. Mainville’s friendship with Kyle Pogemiller, who serves as choral director at Linden Avenue Middle School in the Red Hook School District.
A Huntington High School music teacher since September 2009, Mrs. Mainville obtained a bachelor of music degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in May 2009. She earned a master of music degree from Boston University in May 2013.
Contact Mrs. Mainville at [email protected] for more information about Huntington High School choral program.