January 23, 2022

Heard High Chorus performing Winter Concert Thursday

Pictured above (L-R) are HCHS Chorus members Sirus Rowell, Lyndsey Pike, Jaylin Wood, and Angel Morgan. They each competed recently at the 2021 Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase at the Carrollton Center for the Arts (Photo: Nancy Heard/HCHS Chorus)

(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County High School Chorus is experiencing an exciting winter of music and competition and will perform its Winter Concert performance virtually for the local community this Thursday evening at 6:00 PM.

Four students will be presenting their songs from the 2021 Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase held at the Carrollton Center for the Arts.

Senior Lydnsey Pike placed 5th at the showcase while three others: Sirus Rowell, Angel Morgan, and Jaylin Wood each brought home honorable mention awards.

The event featured competing students from Heard County, Carroll County, and Haralson County.

“All four performed beautifully and represented us so well. It was such a beautiful venue for our kids to have the opportunity to perform in. The sound system in the auditorium was amazing,” says director Nancy Heard.

“I was so proud of them for stepping outside of the classroom and putting in the extra work for this. I hope to have our students participate in more things like this in the future. We have an awful lot of talented students here in Heard County — it is fun to show our students off.”

Lyndsey Pike says the competition was a great experience.

“Everyone did so well and they all deserved recognition for their performances. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be able to represent our town along with so many other talented individuals,” says the senior 5th place winner.

Jaylin Wood echoed Pike’s sentiments saying that he enjoyed the event and appreciates every opportunity to experience music.

“The showcase shone a light on people with talents that we, unfortunately, haven’t been able to witness by looking into the ‘Heard County microscope.’ Although athletics have been going on just as they were pre-Covid, children that participate in the arts haven’t been bestowed with that privilege of being able to see people perform live and/or perform live for people, so it was really fun to be able to witness music again,” says Wood, an underclassman.

“I’m really thankful for Mrs. Nancy Heard for all she has done to try to help us have things feel normal again despite the little things we’ve had to overcome (masked, social distanced, etc.) and for giving me the opportunity to perform.”

Thursday’s Winter Concert will be aired live at 6:00 PM on Heard County High School’s YouTube page. Be sure to subscribe for future events, announcements, and regular coverage of HCHS activities.

For regular updates on the chorus visit Heard County High School Chorus on Facebook.

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