Cesar Gonzalez, Shawn Otway, Jason Otway and Joey Vulpis from Wallenpaupack South Elementary School sixth grade will participate in the all boys' choral festival on Wednesday November 4 at Lackawanna Trail High School accompanied by their music teacher, Jean Shields. 

All the boys are members of the South's chorus.  This is the fourth year for the festival and South Elementary has participated all four years and this is the second year that Cesar, Shawn and Jason will sing.


Cesar Gonzalez, Shawn Otway, Jason Otway and Joey Vulpis from Wallenpaupack South Elementary School sixth grade will participate in the all boys' choral festival on Wednesday November 4 at Lackawanna Trail High School accompanied by their music teacher, Jean Shields. 
All the boys are members of the South's chorus.  This is the fourth year for the festival and South Elementary has participated all four years and this is the second year that Cesar, Shawn and Jason will sing.
There were 156 boys from 30 area schools participated who last year.  The boys sing challenging music in two, three and even four parts.
The songs on the program this year are:  "The Cuckoo, the Nightingale, and the Donkey - or The Triumph of Intellect" by Gustav Mahler, arranged, with English words, by Lionel Lethbridge; "Calico Pie," a setting of a nonsense poem by Edward Lear with music by William Mathias; "O Rest in the Lord," from the oratorio Elijah with music by Felix Mendelssohn and arranged by Jeffrey R. Smith; a setting of Psalm XXIII, "The Lord is my Shepherd" and "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" by Duke Ellington, arranged by Mac Huff. The guest conductor for this year's festival is Mr. Jeff Smith of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Choral.
 The boys spend extra time at home rehearsing the music and they also come to school early in the morning to practice with Ms. Shields.  Mr. Smith then works all day with the boys putting the songs and parts together with this hard work culminating in a public concert that evening at 7 p.m.