Colorado Children's Chorale takes time to stop in Craig

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And they kept on singing. The Colorado Children's Chorale made a stop in Craig on Tuesday and Wednesday for a 45 minute performance for students from Hayden, Ridgeview, Sunset and East elementary schools. The 36 member chorale are from the metro-Denver area and are in grades six through eight.

Fourth-grade students from Craig and third- and fourth-grade students from Maybell also workshoped with the chorale and refined their choral skills and learned elements of stage movement and choreography. Fourth-graders practicing also had a chance to perform with the chorale.

Area instructors and students were pleased with the performances.

"They are quite the group," East Elementary Principal Guy Gladden said.

"Kids are really tuned into it," East music teacher Betty Landon said. "They are enthralled."

Hayden's second- and third-graders performed with the Children's Chorale at the Hayden Valley Elementary School's on Tuesday.

Chorale members stayed with families in the Craig and Hayden areas. The home stays were coordinated by Barb Nagoda of Ridgeview Elementary and Renee Kurtz of Hayden Valley Elementary.

Fourth-grade choir students sang with the Children's Chorale on stage in a community concert held on Wednesday in the Moffat County High School Auditorium.

The Children's Chorale has been around since 1974 and devote a portion of each season's touring schedule to serving communities throughout the state of Colorado. They are the recipient of the 1999 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.

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