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Chamber Choir to compete at first-ever ISSMA State Vocal Jazz Finals

March 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School Chamber Choir will participate in the first-ever ISSMA Vocal Jazz State Finals on Friday evening.

The Chamber Choir competed in the ISSMA state qualifier round of vocal jazz on March 5. Recordings from around the state were sent to professional judges for final evaluation. CLHS was then selected as one of eight Indiana high schools to compete at the ISSMA Vocal Jazz State Finals on Friday. The contest will run from 6-9:30 p.m. at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, Ind. The Chamber Choir performs at 6:20 p.m.

At the state contest, vocal jazz ensembles will be evaluated by three judges. Choirs are then ranked, and awards for soloists and sections are given out. 

The Chamber Choir is a 14-member, auditioned, mixed ensemble that sings a wide range of concert, contest, sacred, jazz and pop literature. For their state finals appearance, CLHS will perform “Bailando” by Greg Jasperse, “Shenandoah” by Darmon Meader and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing)” by Anders Edenroth.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at