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Choral Classic coming to Wheaton Warrenville South High School

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  • Wheaton Warrenville South High School will sponsor its seventh annual Choral Classic Invitational Friday and Saturday at the school.

      Wheaton Warrenville South High School will sponsor its seventh annual Choral Classic Invitational Friday and Saturday at the school.
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By Erica Loiacono
Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200

How do you feed 4,000 hungry people in just two days?

That is the challenge Chef Dave and members of the Wheaton Warrenville South High School Choral Classic food committee are facing when the school hosts the seventh annual Choral Classic Invitational from 5:30 to 9:40 p.m. Friday, March 7, and 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at 1993 Tiger Trail, Wheaton.

Last year, Chef Dave cooked more than 150 pounds of pasta and volunteers made more than 900 smoothies for 1,500 students, their families and fans when they came to compete at the Choral Classic.

Students from 30 middle schools and high schools from 11 states will travel to Wheaton to compete in the show choir and vocal performance competition. Approximately 1,500 students will appear onstage those two days.

With more than 4,000 people in attendance, the Choral Classic is one of the highest attended performance events in the school's history. The Choral Classic is recognized as one of the premier show choir events in the country.

The show choirs competing throughout the day are judged on visual and vocal skills. The finals take place Saturday evening and will feature the top six groups chosen by the judges. The winner of the final round will be named Grand Champion.

The WWS all-girl group Esprit will perform at 5:20 p.m. Saturday and the Classics will perform in exhibition at 10:30 p.m. Immediately following their performance, the Grand Champion will be announced.

The two-time national champion Classics had their first performance of this year at Mt. Zion High School. In Mt. Zion, the Classics were awarded Best Vocals, Best Band and First Runner Up.

Their award-winning season continued in Eau Claire, Wis., when they again won Best Band, Best Choreography, Best Sportsmanship and Grand Champions. The following weekend in Albertsville, Ala., the group won Best Overall Effect, Best Vocals, Best Choreography and, again, Grand Champions.

Esprit swept all honors in the women's division at Manteno, including Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Band, People's Choice Award and Grand Champions.

Tickets for Friday night are $10, with a student/senior discount price of $8. Tickets for Saturday are $20, with a student/senior discount price of $15. For information, call Kenna Anderson at (630) 209-5710.

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