Viterbo University to Host Viterbo 101 Show Choir Competition Jan. 7
Jan. 4, 2017
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VITERBO UNIVERSITY TO HOST VITERBO 101 SHOW CHOIR COMPETITION JAN. 7
LA CROSSE, Wis. – The annual Viterbo 101 Show Choir competition will be held at the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Saturday, Jan. 7 beginning at 8:20 a.m.
A number of local show choirs will compete throughout the day in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre, including the varsity choirs from La Crosse Central, La Crosse Logan, Holmen, and West Salem, as well as middle school choirs from Onalaska, West Salem, Cashton, and La Crosse Logan. Five middle school choirs and thirteen high school choirs will participate.
In addition to the group competition, a solo competition will take place throughout the day in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Individual students from the participating show choirs will have the opportunity to perform a solo piece and receive feedback from a Viterbo University professor.
“We enjoy hosting this competition at the beginning of the show choir season because it’s a great opportunity for choirs and student singers to get feedback and interact with university professors and students,” said Michael Ranscht, coordinator of the competition. “We provide each choir with a video of their performance along with oral and written critiques from multiple judges, which we hope helps those participating to prepare for future competitions.”
Finalists from the preliminary group competition will be announced at 5:30 p.m., and the final competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. following a performance by the winners of the solo competition.
The competition is open to the public. General admission wristbands can be purchased the day of the competition in the atrium of the Fine Arts Center. Wristbands are $10 for the preliminary competition only, $10 for the final competition only, $15 for the full day, or $5 for children 12 and under. Concessions will be available throughout the day.
More information, including a list of participating choirs and performance times, can be found at www.viterbo.edu/fine-arts-center/viterbo-101. Contact the Viterbo Fine Arts Center at 608-796-3737 with questions.