KCS earns excellent rating at choir festival

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Kingwood Christian School Lions choir earned top honors during a recent statewide festival in early April.

KCS participated in the 2019 Alabama Independent Schools Association Elementary Choral Festival on Friday, April 5, and earned an excellent rating while under the direction of Linda Murray.

The festival was hosted by Elkdale Baptist Church in Selma, and the choir performed “Go for Baroque – Toccata and Fugue in D minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach and “Always Sing your Song” by Victor Johnson.

The AISA Choral Festival was coordinated by Debbie Anderson of Morgan Academy, and judges were Judson College Music Department Chairperson Dr. Cindy St. Clair, Hooper Academy’s former choral director Dr. Jim Christensen and Church Street United Methodist Church Director of Music Ministries and organist Rev. Gordon Welch.

The KCS Lions Choir is made up of sixteen fourth-graders, and 20 fifth- and sixth-graders.

“It never ceases to amaze me how God works through this group every year to produce an outstanding sound,” said KCS Headmaster Ruth Gray. “These are three different classes that meet each week to learn their part, so putting them together for a performance is a unique challenge. I love working with these students and am so very proud of them and their accomplishments.”