Sebring High choir performing as part of cancer benefit
SEBRING - The Sebring High School Show Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 for the Tanglewood Resident's Cancer Benefit Concert. The second half of the concert will feature five 2013 Heartland Idol finalists plus country/gospel singer Matthew Wacaster.. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale 9:30-10 a.m. Monday at the Tanglewood Clubhouse and at the door at 6 p.m. Thursday. All proceeds will go to the cancer benefit, which has raised more than $430,000 for the American Cancer Society research in the past 14 years. "The show choir carries on a rich choral history at the school. Under the direction of Luanne Hawk since 2006, the choir has delighted audiences far and wide," a news release states.Show choir members are also part of the varsity choir which traveled to New York City this past school year to perform at Carnegie Hall for the National Honor Choir directed by international conductor Andre Thomas of Florida State University. The choir will be performing in the Disney Candlelight Processional Dec. 10 and 24 and will travel to Europe to perform in England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy June 12-27. This year's choir has six holdovers from last year. Members include Ragan Ard, Shannon Bloemsma, Lindsey Day, Micaela DeVane, Morgan DeVane, Gabriella Dion, Austin Dukes, Elton Gargano, Zachary Gierek, Asia Gilroy, Brittany Inch, Andrew Johnson, Alahni McGahee, Lissette Moran, Evan Napper, Connor Patterson, Rachel Patterson, Patrick Pineda, Katherine Richardson, Nicholas Stalter, Renz Torres and Jennifer Williams. Hawk came to Sebring in 1985, having studied piano performance and voice in Princeton, N.J., and earning her master's in voice performance at USF. She taught at South Florida Community College and in her private studio.