CHS Grads Participate in Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Festival
Four Clearfield High School graduates participated in the 2013 Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Festival held Feb. 14-16 at Slippery Rock University. This 90-member choir consisted of the best vocal musicians from 10, different collegiate programs from across the state.
The choir was under the direction of Patrick Dupre Quigley. He is the founder and artistic director of Seraphic Fire & the Firebird Chamber Orchestra of Miami, Fla. Quigley was nominated for two 2012 Grammy awards.
He was the only conductor to be nominated for two separate projects, and Seraphic Fire was the only choir in North and South America to receive a nomination. Under Quigley’s direction, Seraphic Fire has released ten recordings on the Seraphic Fire Media label, with three additional recordings forthcoming this year.
Under the direction of Patrick Dupre Quigley, the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Choir sang Runestad’s I Will Lift Mine Eyes and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.
Pictured here from left to right are Courtney Morgan, Josh Warren, Mason Strouse and Maria Lemmo.
Courtney Morgan is currently a senior at York College, majoring in music with a minor in theater. She is a 2009 graduate of Clearfield High School.
Josh Warren is currently a sophomore at Clarion University studying music education with a focus in voice. He is a 2011 graduate of Clearfield High School.
Mason Strouse is currently a sophomore at Slippery Rock University with a major in early childhood and special education. He is a 2011 graduate of Clearfield High School.
Maria Lemmo is currently a junior at Seton Hill University majoring in psychology with a music minor. She is a 2010 graduate of Clearfield High School.