Choral Festival here on February 26th


Switzerland County High School is hosting the 71st annual Ohio Valley Choral Festival Concert on Thursday, February 26th.

The performance will be held in the gymnasium and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

There will be nine schools singing together in mass choir – approximately 550 students – under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Paul A. Torkelson from New York City.

The schools participating are: Lawrenceburg, South Dearborn, Madison, Charlestown, Jeffersonville, Clarksville, New Albany, Floyd Central and Switzerland County.

This years concert is funded by a grant from the Switzerland County Endowment.

Songs the choir will be singing include: “The Awakening”; “Bridge Over Troubled Water”; “Shout Glory”; and “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

The Ohio Valley Choral Festival is the oldest choir festival in the state of Indiana. There is a tradition at the concert that any person attending that was a participant in Ohio Valley Choral Festival when they were a student in high school is invited to sing with the choir the final selection of the event – “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

For more information, contact Switzerland County Choir Director Kathy Williams at 427-2626.