The Bucks County Choral Society is pleased to announce the winners of their annual scholarships for the Westminster Choir College Summer High School Institutes. The recipients for 2011 are Faith Donaher and Brad Fellmeth, both Central Bucks High School South seniors from Warrington.The two $750 scholarships are awarded to high school choristers exhibiting exceptional musical talent and interest. Both Ms. Donaher and Mr. Fellmeth will be attending the Summer High School Vocal Institute from July 3-16, 2011.
This investment and support of youth in our communities are key outreach components of the Mission of the Bucks County Choral Society in going beyond the concert stage and the performance hall.
The two week, nationally recognized residential camps at Westminster Choir College draw participants from across the country and are staffed by clinicians from West¬minster and other prominent schools of music around the nation.
Faith Donaher sings in the Central Bucks South Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir and Women’s Choir along with volunteering her services as Choir Librarian. In recognition of her considerable vocal talents, Faith was selected to both the PMEA District 11 and Region 6 Choruses in her junior and senior years and has participated in the Philadelphia Singers Mentor Program. Choral Conductor Cynthia Young praises Faith’s volunteerism, focus, leadership and rich, resonate alto voice.
Brad Fellmeth sings baritone in the Central Bucks South Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir and Men’s Ensemble as well supporting the adult choir at his church. Brad has also been quite successful in being selected for various PMEA choruses including 2 years in the Region 6 Chorus, 3 years in the District 11 Chorus and 6 years in the Bucks County Chorus, this year securing first chair. He is an avid composer and versatile musician. Cynthia Young looks to Brad for his strong vocal leadership and helping others in his section learn their music.
For more information about Bucks County Choral Society projects and concerts, please contact BCCS at 215.598.6142, or online at www.buckschoral.org.