Hey there bloggers!
I’m Tim Kaminske, bass section representative of the semester, and I can’t be more excited about this year’s choir.
As a sophomore, I’ve seen and heard the good and bad of several ensembles I’ve been a part of, and this semester’s group is easily one of the best. Not only have our numbers increased, but the talent has as well. What this means is that we are capable of singing much more difficult pieces in an even greater magnitude. As well as the concert choir being strengthened, so has the chambers singers. Because Dr. Bishop chose to select all of the members personally this year and cater the schedule around their needs, the chamber choir is made up of a dedicated group of students who all have the same goals in mind.
Last week, both of our choirs had a chance to perform at Harrisburg in an all Penn State concert. While not necessarily a competition, many of us had a good time comparing all of the choirs in attendance and seeing how we ranked. In my personal opinion, we are easily in the ranks of University Park musically, which says a lot about the type of program that is run here. It feels great to be part of such a group that can come together from all different majors and places, and create such beautiful music.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that if you haven’t heard this year’s choir yet, you are in for a treat come concert time. It’s a promise.