Three students represented Oconto Falls High School in the prestigious 2017 Wisconsin Choral Directors Association All-State Choir.
The singers were three juniors, Camden Jackson, son of Jeff and Pam Jackson; Hunter Ryczek, son of Ginny Dunsworth and Chad Ryczek; and Peter Murphy, son of Candice Behnke and Steven Murphy.
The 120-voice All-State Men’s Choir performed “Brightest and Best” arranged by Shawn Kirchner, “Zion’s Walls” by Aaron Coplan, “Black is the Color” by Connor Koppin, “The God Who Gave Us Life” by Randall Thompson, and “We Rise Again” by Leon Dubinsky and Stephen Smith. They gave an exceptional performance at the historic Grand Theater in Wausau to a sold-out audience and received a standing ovation.
The director for the choir was Lee Nelson, director of choral activities at Wartburg College in Iowa.
“He treated us like we were his own choir,” Jackson said. “His knowledge and the skills he showed us were incredibly useful.”