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 the piece “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.
Area students who participated include Hannah Wolk, Ryan Bradley, Josh Hoffpauir, Chelsea Jennings and sophomore KyZei Vester of Lewes; Kyla Jones of Lincoln; Charleigh Redington, Jacob Slabonik, Sobechi Okoye, Abigail Krams and Madelyn Moore of Millsboro; Trystan Rioux of Milton; and Chloe Liebal and Sophie Czerwinski of Rehoboth.