Marian High wins special choral piece
Marian High School in Omaha won a specially-commissioned choral composition from the Armstrong Music Literacy Association’s (AMLA) annual free commission contest.
Written specifically for Marian’s Select Women’s Choir, the piece will be performed at the school’s spring concert May 7 in its Mary Joy and Tal Anderson Performing Arts Center.
The choir also will perform the composition May 22 at the school’s graduation ceremony at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha.
Marian’s proposal to the AMLA was based on the choir’s artistic and skill levels, and selected from proposals submitted by music teachers nationwide.
"This was a tremendous opportunity for Marian, as commissioned pieces are expensive," said Lauren Morrissey, choral director. It also was written as an "anthem of sisterhood" to share with other schools operated by the Servants of Mary worldwide, she said.