The CHS Chamber Orchestra has been selected to perform at the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, Oct. 18. At the urging of superintendent Dr. Wagner Marseille and music department chair Jenny Hutton, orchestra director Matthew Hoy submitted an application for what is being called a “spotlight on the best of the best of Pennsylvania’s public school students.” The orchestra is just one of 10 acts to be chosen.
“We are very excited to represent Cheltenham High School at this special event,” Hoy said. “The dedicated musicians in the chamber orchestra have worked very hard to achieve a high level of performance. They are thrilled to be able to share their music with administrators and school board members from all over Pennsylvania.”
The chamber orchestra, which has received ‘superior’ ratings at the Upper Dublin String Festival for the past five years, and at the 2016 and 2018 Music in the Parks Festivals, features dedicated and mature musicians who enjoy learning and performing a wide variety of musical genres and styles. The students meet as a class every school day and perform winter and spring music concerts, a holiday tour through the District’s elementary schools in December, and at the annual chamber music concert. This past February, the orchestra performed Schubert’s Mass in G in its entirety in a joint concert with the CHS Select Choir at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.