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News: Roane State Concert Choir earns honor in international competition

News: Roane State Concert Choir earns honor in international competition

April 23, 2014
Roane State Concert Choir earns honor in international competition

Roane State Community College’s Concert Choir won a silver award at an international choral festival held in Malaga, Spain.

The choir traveled to Malaga, a seaport on the Andalusian coast of southern Spain, last month during spring break. Under the direction of Brenda Luggie and accompanied by Dr. Geol Greenlee, the 11-member choir performed in the Canta en Primavera (Sing in Spring) festival.

“The group was the only ensemble from the U.S., and in their first international competition, scored silver (level 9), less than two points from the winner’s score,” Luggie said. “Their success is not just a feather in their caps, but a memory they will cherish for the rest of their lives.”

The students — Kela Oberloh (Loudon), Amber Delk (Crossville), Amanda Cole (Harriman), Mason Van Horn (Kingston), Jeremiah Jacks (Kingston), Paul Davis (Oakdale), Eddie Rivera (Kingston), Judy Rivera (Kingston), Amanda Holly (Harriman), Ashley Sherrill (Crossville), and Trisha Davidson (Ten Mile) — also participated in a “Friendship Concert” and interacted with fellow singers from countries such as Sweden, Croatia and Austria.

“We had a wonderful experience,” Luggie said.

The Roane State Concert Choir won a silver award at the Canta en Primavera festival in Malaga, Spain. From left are music director Dr. Geol Greenlee, students Amanda Cole, Kela Oberloh, Amber Delk, Mason Van Horn, Paul Davis, Jeremiah Jacks, Eddie Rivera, Amanda Holly, Trisha Davidson, Judy Rivera, and Ashley Sherrill, and choral director Brenda Luggie.

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