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2018-02-07 / Education

O’Hara students selected for All-County Chorus


Cardinal O’Hara High School freshmen Mary Zastrow, left, Ben Michlinski and Maeve Murphy have been accepted into the Erie County Music Educators’ Association Junior High North All-County SATB chorus. Cardinal O’Hara High School freshmen Mary Zastrow, left, Ben Michlinski and Maeve Murphy have been accepted into the Erie County Music Educators’ Association Junior High North All-County SATB chorus. Mary Zastrow, Maeve Murphy and Ben Michlinski, freshmen at Cardinal O’Hara High School, have been accepted into the Erie County Music Educators’ Association Junior High North All-County SATB chorus.

Cardinal O’Hara chorale teacher Colin Sperrazza nominated the three students.

In March, five weekend festivals, encompassing seven choruses, four orchestras, five bands and four jazz ensembles, showcase the talents of the All-County musicians. These 2,100 students perform for a combined audience of close to 10,000.

The Junior High North festival weekend is March 9-10 at Kenmore East High School with the SATB chorus concert scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Concert tickets cost $5.

ECMEA, the organization of music educators that presents the all-county event, is a nonprofit organization that represents and supports music education throughout Erie County and Western New York. ECMEA selects conductors for each concert.

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