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Students perform in HMS Choir Concert

Cheryl Borgen directed the Feb. 27 performance. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 7
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The Spiral Singers sang "How Can I keep from Singing?" Pictured, from left, are Hope Davis, Caleb Teegarden, Megan Brown, Carter Schulte and Andraya Thorkildson. The Spiral Singers are made up of seventh and eighth graders. It is the only auditioned choir group at the middle school. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 7
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The Raider Chorus sang Rest Not by Laura Farnell and What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor arranged by Gary Parks. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Alex Hamilton, Brody Hampl and Grant Seaman. In the second row are Adam Duer, Connor Larson and Caleb Teegarden. In the third row are Riley Schmotzer and Zayne Schmitt. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 7
Lara Deshler sang a solo in a performance with the Spiral Singers. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 7
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Seventh- and eighth-grade Hastings Middle School students performed in the HMS Choir Concert Feb. 27 in the HMS auditorium. The concert was directed by Cheryl Borgen with accompanist Sarah Lockwood.

The performing choirs included One Voice, Spiral Singers, Raider Chorus and Colla Voce.

Borgen said she was very proud of the performance the students put together in eleven rehearsals.

"The evening closed with a three-part acapella piece by the eighth-grade girls called 'Old Joe Clark' that was really a challenge," she said.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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