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[2 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Capital Singers join forces with organist to perform the Faure Requiem | ]

By Caroline Kirk
The Capital Singers performed the Faure Requiem at Trinity United Methodist Church on Tuesday night, Nov. 1. Alongside organist, Viktor Billa, the chorus performed the 1890 major work.
What was supposed to be a 45 minute performance turned out to be a showcase of over an hour and a half, when …

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[26 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Singing for a cure | ]

By Nadaley Jones
Every year, the Leon chorus department participates in the Cancer Awareness fundraiser. Pink lanyards with envelopes hanging off of them are distributed to students who want to participate that are in a chorus classes.
Students walk around wearing the lanyards, and the envelopes collect the money donated. It is …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Beloved chorus teacher to retire at end of year | ]
Beloved chorus teacher to retire at end of year

By Maribeth McClenny
After being at Leon for 38 years, Dr. Judy Arthur will be retiring from her position as Director of Choral Activities at the end of this school year.
However, Arthur will not be fully vanishing off of the Leon chorus scene. She will continue to be involved with the …

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[13 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on A first look at chorus | ]
A first look at chorus

By Hannah Wong
Oct. 13 marked the first full chorus concert of the 2015-16 school year.
The concert took place in the auditorium at 7 p.m.
All of Leon’s  seven choirs performed. Girls Chorus, Concert Chorale, and Melodears sang under the direction of conductor Tabitha Peck, while Dr. Judy Arthur directed Leon Men, …

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[9 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Mane Event releases video for Macy’s all-school acapella challenge | ]
Mane Event releases video for Macy’s all-school acapella challenge

The Mane Event, Leon’s prestigious acapella group, has a chance to win the prize of a lifetime.

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[22 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Recap on Leon Chorus’s Triumph at All-State Competition | ]

By Sella Kinch
Last weekend, a handful of Leon’s finest singers clambered together on a bus and traveled to Tampa, where they participated in the All-State competition.
The All-State Competition is a prestigious contest that only a few singers are talented enough to go to.
For the competition, you must pass several auditions. …

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[15 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Cassie LaJeunesse: The Road to All State | ]

This past fall I was given the opportunity to audition for the Florida Music Educators Association All State Chorus of 2014. I participated in All State in 2011 and in 2012, and I auditioned but did not qualify in 2013. I was determined to make it to All State this …

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[10 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Chorus All State | ]

By Angela Groszos

Currently, there are 17 students in Tampa performing in chorus all state. They left on Jan. 8 and plan to return Jan. 12.

They spent the majority of Jan. 9 and some of the tenth going through their final rehearsals for the concert on Jan. 11. They also had to …

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[17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Cassie LaJeunesse: My thoughts on PAWS | ]

For me, the winter holidays have always included music. My family is very musical and I’ve always been involved in performing. This past weekend, I participated in my second Performing Arts Winter Showcase at Leon.
There is something about performing in a concert that gets me into the holiday spirit. The …

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[9 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on PAWS is coming to Leon | ]

The Performing Arts Winter Showcase will take place this weekend, Friday and Saturday December 13th and 14th. The concert will feature many performing arts groups at Leon.