Covington-based Rainier Youth Choirs’ youngest ensemble won the top award at the adjudicated Music in the Park Festival last weekend in Federal Way.
Talented second- and third-graders received a superior rating by judges in their category and brought home the trophy. The awards ceremony was at the Wild Waves Theme & Water Park after a fun day in the park.
Primo Voce sang selections usually performed by much older groups: Betinis’s “Be Like the Bird,” a three-part a cappella canon with text by Victor Hugo; “Sarasponda,” a Dutch folk song, arr. Boshkov; and “A Menagerie of Songs” by Jennings.
Auditions for fall enrollment in Primo Voce, grades 2-4, and for RYC’s other three choir levels for grades 5 and up are being scheduled now. Singers from all area communities are eligible and are also invited to participate in RYC’s 8th annual Summer Choir Day Camp Aug. 5-8 in Kent.
More information can be found at RainierYouthChoirs.org.