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Quincy HS soloists to 'Sing' for the community

by CHERYL SCHWEIZER
Staff Writer | May 11, 2023 1:30 AM

QUINCY — Students in the Quincy High School choral department will show their skills in a pair of outdoor concerts at 7 p.m. tonight and Friday at the Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum, 415 F St. SW.

“It’s a solo concert. Not only are these classically trained musicians, they like to rock out after school hours. So we have a live rock band, mostly students featured in that, and 25 student soloists,” said QHS Choir Director Kylie Youngren during the Quincy School Board meeting Tuesday.

Tickets for the “Sing” concert are $10 for adults, $5 for students and will be available at the door.

“This concert has been happening since the spring of 2018,” wrote Youngren in a separate email. “The only year we haven’t (performed) since then is 2020, so this is our fifth Sing.”

Attendees are asked to bring a chair or blanket for seating.

Proceeds from the concert go toward the choir, and the Quincy Music Boosters will be selling concessions. Donations also will be accepted.

Youngren said the program will be the same both nights.

The choir, known as the Spectrum Choir, performed two songs during the school board meeting, preceded by a separate performance by the tenor and bass section. Youngren said the tenor-bass group qualified for state WIAA/WMEA solo and ensemble competition by taking first at the district level.

“The way solo ensemble works, they operate without a conductor. So they have to be able to communicate on their own. They actually did a lot of the rehearsal for this on their own,” Youngren said. “They received a superior rating at the state competition.”

Cheryl Schweizer may be reached at cschweizer@columbiabasinherald.com. Read more of her work on the Columbia Basin Herald app – available for iOS and Android.