More than 30 student singers from Sussex Technical High School recently won third place at the Renaissance Music Competition at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
Members of the Bella Voce women’s singing group and male members of the chamber ensemble sang “Fair Phyllis,” a madrigal by John Farmer published in the 1500s, competing against 12 high school groups from around the region.
“They gave a lovely performance with solid tone and intonation, and great interactions. It was a wonderful show, and they should be proud,” said Sarah Rose, Sussex Tech’s chorus instructor. “The Renaissance Faire has been a longstanding tradition for Sussex Tech, and we were glad to be able to return. It’s always a lot of fun to perform authentic Renaissance music at the festival.”
Students participated in the large-group category and were judged on intonation, clarity, blend, musicality, difficulty and presentation.
Participating in the competition were sophomores Gabriela Pinyero and Lizbeth Cortez-Galindo and freshman Callie Goff, of Bridgeville; senior Haley Holloway and junior Lauren Porter, of Dagsboro; sophomore Lillian Kwiecien, of Frankford; junior Kha’lil Whaley and freshman Christie Gustin, of Laurel; seniors Hannah Wolk, Ryan Bradley and Josh Hoffpauir, junior Chelsea Jennings and sophomore KyZei Vester, of Lewes; freshman Kyla Jones, of Lincoln; senior Chase Albright, junior Shannon O’Hara and freshman Sydney Rochester, of Milford; senior Charleigh Redington, juniors Jacob Slabonik and Sobechi Okoye and sophomores Abigail Krams and Madelyn Moore, of Millsboro; sophomore Trystan Rioux, of Milton; senior Camryn Courtney and freshman Kathlene Taulbee, of Ocean View; juniors Chloe Liebal and Sophie Czerwinski, of Rehoboth Beach; seniors Sophie Hanenfeld and Sava Cook, juniors Alexa Griffith and Stella Wilson and freshman Hannah Heacook-Lewis, of Seaford; and senior Hannah LoRusso, of Selbyville.