The next in our free Chapel Concert Series is scheduled for Sunday, November 3, at 2:30 p.m. This Concert will feature five distinctive singing groups from Longmeadow High School (LHS) as well as LHS’ String Orchestra. The singing groups are Vox, Lancer Singers, La Cappella, Lyrics and SuperChorus.
The LHS Music Department is under the direction of Kayla Werlin who also serves as the high school’s vocal music director. A native of Lexington, she holds music degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Massachusetts. Although she has over 35 years of experience teaching music from kindergarten through college, it is at the high school level that she finds her true passion.
She joined the Longmeadow School Department in 1995 teaching general and choral music at Williams Middle School. She moved to Longmeadow High School four years later to teach vocal music, and was named Department Chair in 2013. Under her direction, LHS Choirs have earned awards at the annual MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association) state choral festival as well as the 2011 American Prize for Choral Performance. The groups have received invitations to perform at state and regional music education conferences, and have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and abroad in Italy, England and Austria.
It is interesting to note that at LHS over one third of the student body participates in vocal and/or instrumental music. Three full-time music faculty lead ten ensembles and the school’s music students are well-represented in Western District and All-State performing groups.
Providence Place Chapel Concerts are planned for Providence Place residents, their families and friends and are open to the public.
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