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Cherokee High School’s talented Concert Choir led by Choral Director, Nicole Snodgrass, was selected as one of six finalists in the 66th Annual Cork International Choral Festival.
This year, the Cork International Choral Festival created a new International A Cappella Video Competition in which choirs from around the world could enter without needing to travel abroad.
The CHS Concert Choir was entered into the competition with their virtual performance of “Run To You” by the Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix.
The Choir represented the United States, with the other choirs from Switzerland, Indonesia, Israel, The Netherlands, and Austria.
“My remarkably talented students have persevered through this challenging time with resilience and grace. Our music has provided a great deal of joy to many people, and I am thrilled that they are being recognized and celebrated on an international level,” said Nicole Snodgrass.
Cherokee’s Choir has performed at The White House in Washington D.C. on four separate occasions, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, live in concert with the band Foreigner, and in November, 2019, the choir was invited to perform at the American Choral Directors Association conference in New Orleans.
They have performed for the Philadelphia Phillies, Harlem Globetrotters, and their virtual performance of “The National Anthem” was chosen to be played at a Philadelphia Eagles game.
The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,850 students from eight communities in Burlington County.
The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland.
The Lenape Regional District is among the highest-achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 98% and an average combined SAT score of 1139.
A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.