Chamber choir performs at the White House
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 21-member Pennsbury Chamber Choir, under the direction of Pennsbury’s K-12 vocal music coordinator, James Moyer, had the privilege of performing holiday music in the drand Foyer of the White House Dec. 13.
This marked the first appearance by a Pennsbury choir at the White House since December, 2000. The students provided seasonal music as members of the public took part in White House holiday tours.
“This was a huge honor for us,” said Moyer, who applied during the summer for the chamber choir to be considered for this appearance. Along with the application and a letter of inquiry, recordings were also submitted.
“Our students were thrilled to have this opportunity to sing in such a prestigious venue,” Moyer added.
The elite singing group performed a 45-minute set of familiar carols and traditional pieces three times during a threehour timeframe.
The students were accompanied to Washington, D.C. by Pennsbury High School principal iisa Becker, school counselor Joyce Burger, and vocal music teachers Betty Hohwieler and Brian Krajcik.
Most of the musical selections were sung a cappella by the group with Moyer conducting. Krajcik also conducted several pieces and provided some piano accompaniment.