PSU choir visits BA


Phoebe Potter

Dr. Christopher Kiver leads the Bellwood-Antis Senior High Chorus.

Cory Parson, Staff Writer

Last Friday, March 4, high school chorus students experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when the Penn State Concert Choir visited B-A and presented a mini-concert and masterclass for the music students.

“This is a rare educational opportunity,“ said senior high choir director Mrs. Beth Hull beforehand. “I hope the entire chorus shows up for this fantastic event! I’m excited to see how this turns out.”

Penn State choral director Dr. Christopher Kiver led the session, which Mrs. Hull said consisted of the B-A chorus singing, advice from Dr. Kiver, and a performance by the PSU choir, among other things.

Senior Luke Hoillingshead said the PSU singers taught him that he could reach his dreams.

“I pretty much learned that anything is possible,” he said. “Maybe someday you can achieve something that you want to do, whether that’s going on a choir tour or just being able to read music and perform in theater.”

Senior Marissa Panasiti felt like the choir coming to Bellwood-Antis was “a great opportunity for the entire chorus to get feedback on how to grow and develop as singers.”

“It’s great being able to work with a man with so much experience,” said Maria McFarland.

This was the first stop for PSU on its annual Spring Tour.