Choir members are, from left: Karen Martin, Primo Voce instructor and Kent Elementary music specialist; Nelli Southwick, Covington Elementary; Sophia Dermody, Sunrise Elementary; Elizabeth Ollom, Martin Sortun Elementary; Dennis Mottern, Covington Elementary; Isabelle Paxton, Sunrise Elementary; Irene Biju, Sherwood Forest Elementary, Federal Way; Holly Johnson, Maple Valley homeschool; and Taylor Roy, Lake Youngs Elementary. Not pictured is Latin Wombles, Grass Lake Elementary. COURTESY PHOTO

Choir members are, from left: Karen Martin, Primo Voce instructor and Kent Elementary music specialist; Nelli Southwick, Covington Elementary; Sophia Dermody, Sunrise Elementary; Elizabeth Ollom, Martin Sortun Elementary; Dennis Mottern, Covington Elementary; Isabelle Paxton, Sunrise Elementary; Irene Biju, Sherwood Forest Elementary, Federal Way; Holly Johnson, Maple Valley homeschool; and Taylor Roy, Lake Youngs Elementary. Not pictured is Latin Wombles, Grass Lake Elementary. COURTESY PHOTO

Rainier Youth Choirs’ Primo Voce captures first place at festival

  • Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:16pm
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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.

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