Delta hosts inaugural choral festival

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Paul Kimball directs Lincoln High School’s Concert Choir in their performances of “Colorado Trail” and “Fiddler Man." PHOTO BY: KIRSTIE HARUTA

Delta College hosted its first Choral Festival on Feb. 16.

The event was organized by Germán Aguilar, director of choral activities at Delta College.

Participating high school choirs included the McNair Choraliers and Chanticleers, the Lodi Meistersingers and Concert Choir, the Chavez Advanced Honors Show Choir, and the Lincoln Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Sinfonia Voce.

Delta’s own Delta Singers also took to the stage, performing movements from Vivaldi’s “Gloria.”

Clinician Dr. Magen Soloman, who is in her fifteenth season as Artistic Director of the San Francisco Choral Artists, gave each choir a brief clinic after the performances.

Aguilar said the festival was a great success and hopes for more high schools to participate in the coming years.