Local high school ensembles featured at Rainier Youth Choirs concert on April 21

  • Monday, April 16, 2018 3:50pm
  • Life

The Rainier Youth Choirs concert on Saturday, April 21, features some of the local high school ensembles that will compete in the WIAA/WMEA contest in Ellensburg this month.

The concert is 3 to 5 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. SE, Kent.

The WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activity Association) and WMEA (Washington Music Educators Association) solo and ensemble contest provides high school students a chance to hear each other and compete.

The RYC concert will feature the following ensembles:

• Lindbergh High School’s Large Men’s Ensemble, prepared by LHS and RYC Director Brian Hoskins. The group includes RYC singer Antonio Ortiz as well as Jose Avila, William Charlot, Nicolas DeJesus, Matthew Evetts, Vanson Hoang, Toby Lopez, Ryan Mauery and Jason Srilofung. The ensemble took first place in the Soundview Music Region Contest last month.

• Tahoma High School’s Small Women’s Ensemble, prepared by THS Director Ken Riggs is a duet including two RYC singers, Sophia Heinz and Allie Orozco. They are defending their 2017 state title in the same division. Heinz and Orozco also will be competing in the solo soprano category.

Tickets are $15 for adults in advance, $18 at the door; seniors and students, $12.00 in advance, $15 at the door; and $5 for RYC alumni and children under 6.

For more information, visit rainieryouthchoirs.org.

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