Optometric Specialty Group Grant: Voces8 Workshop
- School Year: 2019-2020
- Applicants: Samuel Eurich, Lead Teacher
- School: Conard High School
- Subjects: Music
This grant will provide West Hartford High School choir students an opportunity to work with the professional choral ensemble, VOCES8, and their director Paul Smith. VOCES8 is one of the premier choral ensembles in the world currently, originating in the United Kingdom. The host school's entire program as well as guest select ensembles from neighboring Connecticut high schools will work with VOCES8 in a workshop featuring The VOCES8 Method. VOCES8 will be performing a concert at St. James Episcopal Church in West Hartford as part of their visit to West Hartford. All students that participate in the workshop will be able to take the lessons they learn and apply them to their own ensembles and performances. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for West Hartford choir students to work with an internationally acclaimed group such as VOCES8.