Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville, KY
The Hopkinsville High School advanced choir (including Isaac) had a busy weekend of performances at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville. They performed twice on Friday and again on Saturday night.
|Restored interior of the Alhambra|
The two shows on Friday were for elementary and middle school music classes . The show on Saturday night was for the general public, and Dennis and I attended with Keely and her boyfriend Taurus. It's always exciting to visit the Alhambra; it has a dramatic Arabian Nights atmosphere.
|Isaac steps to the front.|
The HHS advanced choir has been invited to represent the state of Kentucky at Jamestown's 400th Anniversary in Virginia next spring. This weekend's performances were fundraisers for that trip.
The Hopkinsville High School Choir has a long history of excellence. It was directed by Barbara Felts for about 30 years. When Ms. Felts retired several years ago, Rebecca May became the director. Ms. May had a hard act to follow, but she has made the kids work hard, insisted on their best, and earned their respect and affection.
I have talked about the advanced choir, but the choir program also includes two freshman choirs, the intermediate choir, and the chamber ensemble (a small group that performs a capello.) Isaac is a bass in chamber as well as advanced choir. I love the fact that this great choir program exists in a public school.