Middle school choir performs at White House
The Cantus Choir, a select middle school choir from Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, N.J., traveled to Washington to sing at the White House as a part of its holiday events on Dec. 16.
This was the ensemble’s fourth White House holiday performance. They also performed at the White House during the Clinton administration, twice during the Bush administration, and now during the Obama administration.
Cantus performed in the Grand Foyer of the White House, the large hall,which is directly behind the Front Portico. They performed with soprano Judith Bettina, cellist Tomasz Ryzeczycki and Mary Elizabeth LaTorre as accompanist. The director of Cantus is Patricia Thel, who is the founder and director of the Children's Choir program at Westminster Conservatory of Westminster Choir College.
The choir is composed of 28 auditioned students from Princeton and surrounding areas. Auditions for the ensemble’s 2014 season will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18.
For information, contact 609-921-7104.
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