AllStateHonorsChoirsEight Visual and Performing Arts vocal majors will be representing Red Bank Regional in the prestigious All-State Chorus, during concert events scheduled for November and February in Newark and Atlantic City.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Each year, thousands of student vocalists audition for a chance to be part of an elite group of New Jersey’s finest high school singers — and when the prestigious All-State Chorus convenes for the 2014-2015 school year, featured among the assembled voices will be eight students from the Visual and Performing Arts program at Red Bank Regional High School.

Representing RBR in the Mixed Chorus, a choir composed of 350 male and female voices, will be Alexa DeAnna (Keansburg), Jade Glab (Belmar) and Shannon O’Donnell (Little Silver). Taking part in the 150-voice Women’s Chorus will be Mackenzie Clark (Shrewsbury), Jaclyn Gisondi (Shrewsbury), Jazmin Graham (Belmar), Lauren O’Brien (Middletown), and Dannielle Wolf (Shrewsbury).

The Mixed Chorus will perform two concerts–the first at Convention Hall in Atlantic City on Friday, November 7 at 8 pm, and the second at NJPAC in Newark, on November 16 at 3 pm.  The Women’s Chorus will perform at NJPAC in February, with details to be announced. The programs will feature a variety of musical pieces including gospel, secular, hymns, folk songs and classical in a multiple languages — including one number in sign language.

Senior Jaclyn Gisondi, who will be part of the Women’s Chorus for the second time, comments, “I look forward to reconnecting with people I performed with before, and it is also nice to share this experience with some of my closest friends at RBR.”

Junior Lauren O’Brien, who made All-State Women’s Choir for the first time, states, “I think it is an honor to be a part of something so esteemed and to be able to work with so many people from all over the state. This is a great musical experience that I will remember for the rest my life.”

The NJ All State Chorus is sponsored by the NJ Music Educators Association, a division of NAfME, the National Association for Music Education.