Excitement is building at Hamilton High School where the Hamilton Concert Choir is preparing for several public concerts. With a new director, a new schedule and 30 strong female voices, the choir invites the public to attend its performances.
Hamilton’s new choir director, Marilyn Spiess, hopes to see the community at the upcoming concerts.
“Performance is a big part of what we do as musicians, but it’s hard to perform without an audience,” Spiess said. “Come join us for some good choral music.”
Upcoming performances include three concerts.
- A winter holiday concert will be performed Dec. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the Sussex Community Center, W240 N5765 Maple Avenue, Sussex.
- The choir will perform another holiday concert with the Templeton Middle School Eighth Grade Show Choir Dec. 20 at 1:15 p.m. in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.
- The choir’s final concert for first semester will be Jan., 19 at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center.
This fall proved to be a busy one for the choir as members worked hard at clinics and performances. They traveled in November to Carthage College where they participated in the Lakeside Choral Festival. They performed four pieces at the festival and had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be critiqued by accomplished American music educator and conductor Weston Noble.
Senior Melissa Brook and freshman Kate Brzozowski sang in November with the Women’s Choir in the statewide “Singing in Wisconsin” Festival at Muskego High School. The Hamilton choir also performed for Senior Citizens’ Day during American Education Week in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, and weathered the snow Dec. 1 for the Sussex Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.