Knoxville Catholic High School junior Elizabeth Geist was recently selected to perform in the All-State Chorus.
Each year several thousand high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors audition to be a part of the Tennessee All-State Honor Choir. Students are chosen by competitive audition in which they must sing their vocal part in two choral selections before a panel of judges. Students must also pass a sight-reading audition in which they attempt to sing a passage of music without rehearsing it beforehand. Students receive a score for their audition, and the best in each region are selected to perform in the All-East, -Middle, and -West honor choirs, which take place in November.
Elizabeth performed in the All-East Honor Choir in Greeneville on Nov. 23. The best from each region are selected to perform in the All-State Choir. This year only 18 girls from East Tennessee were chosen to sing in the All-State Chorus. This distinguishes Elizabeth as one of the best high school choral singers in the state.
The choir will perform April 12 at the Cannon Performing Arts Center in Memphis.
Elizabeth is the first KCHS student to make the All-State Chorus since the 2010-11 school year, when Roxanne Cabrera and Paul Shipp were both selected.