On November 1, the Costa Vocal Ensemble went to Biola University along with seven other chamber choirs from around Southern California. Mira Costa was the last choir to sing at the festival, and they sang a brilliant performance. Dr. Lynn Gackle, Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University, adjudicated the festival and here are a couple of her comments.
You have such a wonderful concept of healthy, beautiful singing in this group! Bravo for such stellar work!
The beautiful soaring line that you achieve is so perfect for this work!
After Vocal Ensemble’s performance, Dr. Shawna Stewart, host of the Festival and Director of Choral Activities at Biola University, gave a moving tribute to Mr. Hayden, his retirement and his forty years of service to the choral profession. Congratulations to Vocal Ensemble for such a successful festival!