The Lipscomb Academy Concert Chorus traveled to their annual retreat at Camp Leatherwood in White Bluff, Tennessee on August 23.
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For more than 20 years, the Concert Chorus has visited the camp at the beginning of the school year to practice, plan for the year and bond with other members of the elite group.
The chorus is made up of 64 students in grades ten through twelve that have auditioned for a spot in the highly ranked chorus. Many of the “choristers” have previous experience with the freshman chorus at Lipscomb Academy.
A highly talented staff, including Robert King, Lipscomb Academy Director of Fine Arts and Choral Director, Elizabeth Harrell, Assistant Choral Director, Grant Farmer, a Lipscomb Academy graduate and current Director of Choral Activities at Wilson Central High School, and his wife, Megan Farmer, who has a Vocal Performance degree and LA faculty member Joseph Connor, who has a Choral Music Education degree guided the group through section rehearsals.
Beginningmorning, the choristers broke up into large and small groups to begin practicing and planting the seeds for what promises to be a successful year with a strong core of returning members that had the highest regional and state adjudication scores last year.
After electing many of the chorus officers,night ended with a devotional.
began with student-led worship before traveling to Jim N’ Nicks for lunch, an annual tradition.
“The students have positive attitudes, a strong work ethic and certainly have the potential to go far this year,” said King.