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Lincoln-Way ROTC Students to Participate in Lincoln-Way Area Chorales Spring Concert
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way West ROTC students will help set the stage for the Lincoln-Way Area Chorales patriotic-themed Spring Concert on Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at the Lincoln-Way West Fine Arts Center.

Students Teresa Kozak, Gage Frederiksen, Brittany Picciolo, AJ Minetti, Aidan Piwnicki, and Vicnent Senese will present the colors prior to the performance from the internationally-acclaimed, multi-generational chorale.

This is not the first time the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale, led by Artistic Director Gregory Day, have teamed up with students and teachers from Lincoln-Way high schools.

In December, students and teachers played an integral role in the chorales production of Handels Christmas Messiah and Traditional Holiday Favorites performed at Lincoln-Way East.

Lincoln-Way Central students contributed with a string quartet, including Alex Krahulec, violin; Jennifer Perkne, violin; Meagan Barnett, viola; and Aislinn Baltas, cello.

Lincoln-Way Central Chorale Director Michael Bultman and area vocal coach Stephen Cannon had soloist roles in the production.

After the production of Handels Messiah, a New York Choral Music Critic raved about the skillful leadership of Gregory Day, the tonal quality and vocal blend of the chorale and the performance of the Lincoln-Way students in the string quartet.

The featured soloists were world class quality and the string quartet performed masterfully. Let it be known, in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, there is an up and coming choral group that has already ascended the ladder of success both locally and statewide and is well on its way to becoming one of Americas elite choirs.

The Lincoln-Way Area Chorale has been recognized from music critics coast to coast for its professionalism and exceptional musicality.

Under the leadership of Day, the Chorale has received two national endorsements, an opportunity for an international commission piece, and has captured the attention of other professionals in the choral field both nationally and worldwide. Early in 2014, Day was recognized for his work with the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale and became the most recent American inductee into the International Symposium of Choral Directors and Choral Composers and the Worldwide Whos Who Organization.

We are grateful for the close partnership we enjoy with the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale and the countless musical resources and guidance the group provides to our students, said Stacy Williams-Jackson, Lincoln-Way Central music department chair.