Photo above:  3 LM singers with Ms. Wingard – Alejandro, Miranda, and Kate are members of the Lancaster Mennonite community who participated in the honor choirs.

Six singers from the Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster traveled to Rochester, New York with Ms. Wingard, director of the elementary and middle school MCCL choirs, for the American Choral Directors Association Eastern division conference last week. Three of these singers come from the Lancaster Mennonite Community: Alejandro Veras (LMMS), Miranda Veras (New Danville), and Kate Metzler (Locust Grove). The singers participated in elementary and junior high auditioned honor choirs with acclaimed choral directors Henry Leck and Lynnel Joy Jenkins. Highlights of the experience included meeting lots of new friends from all over the northeastern US, working with several composers of their songs in person, and performing in a stellar final concert on Saturday afternoon!

Photos below:

  • Elem honor choir performance photo – Elementary Honor Choir performing in Eastman School of Music’s Kodak Hall
  • JH honor choir performance photo – Junior High Honor Choir performing in Eastman School of Music’s Kodak Hall
  • All singers with Ms. Wingard – MCCL singers celebrating their hard work and beautiful music-making after the concert!