Youth Chorale Performance at Busch Gardens!

On April 16th the Saint James Chorale, directed by Cyndi Romero and accompanied by Jesse Ratcliffe, participated in the 2016 Music in the Parks Festival at Busch Gardens.

The twelve choristers sang three pieces for two judges which scored points for various music elements including musical expression, choral blend, and behavior as a group.

Saint James' Youth Chorale hold their trophy after receiving a "superior" rating at Music in the Park
Saint James’ Youth Chorale hold their trophy after receiving a “superior” rating at Music in the Park

Schools from Virginia, North Carolina, and Delaware were in attendance.

Not only were our choristers were the only elementary school competing, they walked away with a superior trophy and one of the top three scores of the day. Both judges were very complimentary on their choral sound and focus on their director.

Congratulations to the Chorale for their success and for their impeccable representation of Saint James’ Episcopal Church and School!