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Choir keeps same music tradition after losing strong senior class

Choir keeps same music tradition after losing strong senior class

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

September 26, 2019

One of the most highly respected mixed voice choirs in the state of Minnesota graduated 52 seniors from its 78 person ensemble this past Spring. With close to 70 percent of the choir gone, this raised the question of how things would look in the fall. The Stillwater Concert Choir is an auditioned SATB group for adv...

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

Jack DeGonda, Social Media Editor

November 6, 2016

Last year, after 28 years of directing the Stillwater choir, Erik Christiansen retired. His absence raised the question of who will take his place? There's no doubt that thought had been given to this question before, and there were many people eager and hopeful that they could receive the responsibili...

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor

January 12, 2016

Bringing music together and captivating audiences is something Stillwater Area High School is becoming known for with the award-winning high school music department. The Winter Concert is a music department tradition bringing together the Orchestra, band and choir for a holiday cheer masterpiece. ...

Pops concert brings musical year to a close

Pops concert brings musical year to a close

Jessica Thomas, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2015

An end of the year extravaganza is what the choir students look forward to as they breach closer to the close. On May 21, the Stillwater choirs will perform once again in their annual Pops concert. The concert consists of three choirs. The choirs involved are varsity choir, belle chanter and concert c...

Mathisen makes musical magic

Mathisen makes musical magic

Katie Beedle

May 7, 2014

Senior Nic Mathisen is a musical genius at Stillwater Area High School. Mathisen has participated in the school’s Concert Orchestra and Concert Choir, along with various outside of school musical programs including playing cello in a string quartet, playing in the Bethel University orchestra and a ...

Music organizations bring back phenomenal results from SEC live evaluation

Music organizations bring back phenomenal results from SEC live evaluation

Savannah Sylvis

February 6, 2014

February brings a lot of events to the Stillwater Area High School and the area around. A lot of these events are very theatrical. The Encore Wind Ensemble flew by on Feb. 6, bringing great sound to the people of Stillwater. Little Shop of Horror, showing the weekend of Feb. 28, and SEC (Suburban Eas...

District choirs sing hearts out for the Fall Choral Festival

District choirs sing hearts out for the Fall Choral Festival

Lucien Lemanski

December 12, 2013

Stand up and walk with a purpose. Left, right and left as the Stillwater Choir walks across the front of the church. The Choir approaches the risers, they start to hum the starting note for the first piece. Choir teacher Erik Christiansen walks up and looks at the ends of the choir to see if the ...

Benish thrives through music program

Benish thrives through music program

Kate Price

November 27, 2013

Music is a large part of every teenagers life. For senior Nick Benish, it is on a whole different level. Benish started his music career at a young age and has been with it ever since. He is currently involved in Chamber Orchestra, Concert Choir and Jazz Band, making him one of the most active musici...

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