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LINCOLN – Seven Cass County students will perform with other top singers from Nebraska at next month’s Nebraska All-State Chorus.

Nebraska Music Education Association (NMEA) officials announced last week that they had selected students for All-State band, chorus, jazz band and orchestra ensembles. Gaining admission to these groups is one of the top honors for high school musicians in Nebraska.

All seven Cass County teenagers will perform in the Nebraska All-State Chorus. Plattsmouth students Kaitlyn Merrill, Faith Olsen and Brendan Simoens and Elmwood-Murdock students Noah Arent, Gus Pope, Ethan Clements and Abraham Vidaurre will be in the group.

Olsen will sing in the Alto I section, Merrill will be in the Alto II section and Simoens will be in the Tenor I section. Arent and Pope will both sing in the Tenor II section, and Clements and Vidaurre will both perform in the Bass I section.

This year’s Nebraska All-State Chorus will feature 440 students from all corners of Nebraska. Dr. Brady Allred, artistic director and conductor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be guest conductor.

Students will rehearse on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus Thursday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 23. A public concert will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln. The NMEA has not yet released a time for the concert.

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