FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE ) – Hundreds of high school students performed in a Choral Festival in Fort Wayne Sunday afternoon.
Heartland, which is northeast Indiana’s only professional vocal ensemble, hosted the event at The Summit campus on Rudisill. The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir co-sponsored the concert.
The festival started Saturday with rehearsal and workshops and ended on Sunday with a final rehearsal and concert.
“It’s important for all young singers to have a full complete experience as a singer- not just singing acapella, show choir, but the classical music. Classical training is the bedrock, the foundation to good singing of all sorts. So, we want them to have the complete experience, the fullest possible experience when they leave to go on to their adult lives,” Robert Nance, the show maestro, said.
Around 300 high school singers from Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties all sang in this year’s concert.