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Albany High Select Choir earns silver at music fest

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 23, 2018) -- The Albany High School Select Choir earned a silver rating Thursday at the New York State School Music Association Choral Festival.


Under the direction of teacher Brendan Hoffman, the group performed “The Ground,” by Ola Gjeilo, “Tota Pulchra Es,” by Ola Gjeilo and “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel,” arranged by William Dawson.


The music they performed was designated Level VI, meaning that it is extremely complex and challenging. Programs are graded as “bronze,” “silver” and “gold.”


Members of the select choir include:


Select Choir




Wilhelmina Adusei

Olivia Aguado

Robert Ackerman

Ness Anderson

VaunaLee Albert

Matan Adler

Cecile Bamberger

Carolyn Berry

Etan Kaziyev

Alanna Carmello

Christina Black

Antonio Lacy

Joann Consuello

Nina Bonilla

Carlos Morocho

Annabelle Duffy

Julia Azarian-Kozer

John Morven Nocus

Zeyda Falu

Reeve Churchill

Peter Wiley

Zionna Fitzgerald

Elyssa Davis

Lucas Young

Cynthia Fowler

Barbara Delaney


Lee-Ashia Green

Melvina Edwards


Amina Hassy

Madison Elia

Richard Andrews

Nancy Lundberg

Sofia Fasullo

Samuel Bromirski

Alexis McCormick

Sophia Gaffney

Jonas Cabahug    

Indian McCain

Davi Ginsburg

David Dimase

Gianne Nocus

Anneka Knoll

Max Heller

Elizabeth O’Toole

Nyla Marrero

Jason Lawson

Akira Payne

Eniyah Matthews

Ian Townsend

Jennifer Powell

Ada Messer

Tyler Weaver

Arianna Roberts-Diaz

Lyndsey Murray

Clark Zafran

Carly-Alyssa Ryan

Briola Nugent


Kelsey Simonian

Htoo Hay Ma


Alexandra Sipos

Ashley Mae Obidos


Ferlin Margaret Sol

Macy O’Neil


Tajbe Starja

Gabriela Ravelo


Jennifer Uzhca

LeAsia Royall


Hannah Wheeler

Maia Russell


April White

Aviva Schwartz


Donnetria Williams

Caroline Stenard


Emi Ziko




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