Gentry earns more brass in LA

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF WRITER,

The Gentry High School Choir and ensembles got a taste of Hollywood recently, taking home more awards at the Calabasas Performing Arts Center. The group has been invited back to the Carnegie Hall Festival of Gold Concert in 2020 in New York.

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The ballots are in and the votes have been tabulated and once again the Gentry High School Choir and ensembles harmonized their way to victory, garnering several awards in their performances at the Calabasas Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Guided by the baton of Director Harvey Jackson Jr., the Gentry Choir took First Place Gold in three categories: Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women’s Division.

The Gentrytes Chamber Chorale received two additional awards for Outstanding Choral Group and the Adjudicator’s Award.

In addition, the Gentry High Choral program won the Choral Sweepstakes Awards for coming close to a perfect score of 200 and Marion Cork took home the Maestro Award for best solo in Chamber Choir Division for the second consecutive year.

She first won the Maestro Award in New York City in 2019.

All three choirs were invited back to the Carnegie Hall Festival of Gold Concert in 2020.

Overall, the choir competed in group and solo competitions against a total of nine choirs in Los Angeles, with them mostly hailing from Arizona, Nevada and California.

 

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