Choir Chorale Performs for UIL


GLORY DAY The complete chorale gave a performance for UIL on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Westbury Church in Katy, Texas. Both the tenor-bass and soprano-altos performed, each of which included a different song selection, and both received a score of 1 for their sight-reading and performances. After working hard for many weeks, either in class or after school, they were successful and received a trophy to mark their achievement. “I honestly liked it quite a bit, it was fun because not only did we get to skip school, we got to hang out and make music in such a big area.” Nguyen said. “Being in choir makes me appreciate being in choir because it challenges my musical ability. I love making music with the rest of the choir members because whenever it’s done right, it sounds amazing with every different voice.”

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, the entirety of the chorale performed for UIL at Westbury Church in Katy, TX. The groups were split between two groups, primarily the tenor-bass, the boys, and the soprano-alto, the girls. The tenor-bass performed the following tenor-bass pieces: “Sing Me a Song of a Lad That is Gone”, “Red River Valley”, and “Come Travel with Me”. After their performance, they performed an unknown piece for sight reading. They were able to earn straight 1’s, being the highest score one can score for UIL, but it was only the tenor-bass who earned 1’s.

Having been working hard for choir UIL, choir member and sophomore, Thinh Nguyen was unsure of his own abilities leading up to UIL, “I was nervous about performing for choir UIL since it’s my first year doing UIL, so it was a lot I struggled with, but afterward, I enjoyed the feeling of being awarded for our effort,” Nguyen said.

As for the soprano-alto chorale, they performed: “A Festive Alleluia”, “Lux Aeterna”, and “Sing On”. They were able to be able to score a 1, earning themselves a 1, 1, and 2 on both the sight readings and their performances.

While not earning a perfect score, sophomore, and sopranist Rebekah Draper, made a lot of new experiences while performing for UIL. “Even though I was very tired throughout the process since we performed around 4 PM,” Draper said. “The stage we performed on was very nice and it had great acoustics, but the sight reading was difficult and tiring. In all, it was a very fun experience and I am excited to do it again.”