On Saturday, February 12th, 2011, six members of the Performance Choir travelled to Alpharetta to participate in the Choristers Guild Youth Festival. Directors Janey Chapman and Ruth Purcell, and our accompanist Hannah Chapman, were there to cheer on our girls as they sang with a 150-voice choir made up of around 15 different youth choirs from all over the southeast. (We were the only commmunity choir; the rest were church choirs.) It was a real treat for them to experience singing SATB literature and to meet some new friends who share their love of singing. It was quite impressive to see and hear what could be accomplished when each of the choirs had prepared ahead of time, and then got together with a competent and highly motivating director (James Wells, Brentwood TN UMC) who brought the music and the singers all together with one mind and one heart. We were so smitten with the pieces that we are trying to borrow a few tenors and basses from Lumpkin County High School to join us on our spring concerts so we can perform a couple of the compositions!