This release was submitted by Tom Pedas.
Bobby Morris of Cranford, Tommy Meade of Clark and Conor Flood of Scotch Plains were selected for and participated in the Annual New Jersey Junior High All State Honor Choir Concert held at the J. P. Case Middle School in Flemington on May 4th. The students were sponsored by Tom Pedas of Garwood, their private voice teacher, and were selected through competitive auditions held in January. The junior high honor choir consists of students in grades seven to nine.
According to Pedas “not only was Conor selected for this prestigious choir, but he also had the highest baritone score in the state and was selected to sing a solo in the Hebrew song Al Shlosha during the concert. This is a huge honor and accomplishment and I am very proud of all three of these young men. This was the first honor choir experience for Bobby and the second for Tommy, however Conor has been in previous New Jersey Honor choirs, all Eastern honor Choirs in Philadelphia and Providence and a National Honor Choir this past year in Dallas.
The New Jersey Honor Choir concert is an annual event sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association and the New Jersey Music Educators Association and open to public and private schools, churches and private studios throughout the state. This year the choir sang music in six different languages including Latin, German, Hebrew, Ukranian, Swahili and Spanish. The choir was conducted by nationally known conductor Dr. Galvan, professor of music at Ithaca College in New York.