The MSA Chorale, a choir of the Vocal Music arts program, presented the Spring 2022 concert on May 6th, 2022, in Lampton Auditorium. MSA Vocal Music was created with the opening of Mississippi School of the Arts. The intensive curriculum includes Voice Choir, Musical Theatre, Ensemble Work, and Music Theory. The vocal music curriculum is designed as a classically based program which prepares students to move on to the next step in their desired music education. Students are prepared to pursue a college music degree, professional auditions, or vocational music opportunities. Each year, students participate in master classes with educators around the state and professional artists as well as perform throughout Mississippi and beyond. Students participate in regional competitions. The choir has performed at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York.

The program includes:

  • MSA Alma Mater by Jeanne Lebow and Patton Rice
  • Star Spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith
  • Shenandoah by Stephen DeCesare
  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Elanor Daley
  • Grow by Sarah Quartel
  • As the Rain Hides the Stars by Elaine Hagenberg
  • Inscription of Hope by Z. Randall Stroope
  • Ain’t No Grave arrangement by MSA Vocal Music alumnus, Nicholas Ford
  • See the Light by Sarah Quartel
  • Dirait-on by Morten Laurisden
  • And Sure Stars Shining by Z. Randall Stroope and arranged by Michael Clawson.

MSA Chorale Members:

  • SOPRANO: Kayla Braswell, Payton Cartwright, Elizabeth Merritte, Daisy Robinson, Zoe Washington, Aliyah Watts, Abigail Young.
  • ALTO: Jilli Grace Asa, Kaitlyn Busby, Cassie Gonzalez, Talanda Miller, Celeste Waters.
  • BARITONE: Derrick Carter

Watch the live-recorded concert on YouTube:

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