From the Director…
The choral department, under the direction of Linda DeRungs since 1984, includes the advanced mixed ensemble ACAPPELLA SINGERS, the all-female ensemble CAMERATA SINGERS and the handbell ensemble NEW BELLS ON THE BLOCK. Ms. DeRungs has also been the musical director for every musical since 1984 (nearly 100) and her singers are active participants all the NAHS theatre productions. Choir and theatre love to work together at NAHS!
The ensembles have a challenging calendar of performances that include the GOSPELFEST, HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, MADRIGAL FEASTE, OHIO VALLEY CHORAL FESTIVAL, SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S CHORAL FESTIVAL and the SENIOR RECOGNITION concert in May. They also perform frequently for community-based events and local service organizations.
Many singers take advantage of the extra singing enrichments that are available such as ISSMA Vocal Music Contest, and the ICDA Indian All State Honor Choir. NAHS singers consistently receive gold medal ratings at both district and state contest, and we also are well represented by New Albany singers annually in the honor choir.
Click the link below to download the 2016-2017 Performing Arts Calendar:
Ohio Valley Choral Festival
The 78th annual Ohio Valley Choral Festival was hosted by Linda DeRungs and her Acappella Singers on February 22, 2016 in the NAHS gymnasium. Over 400 singers from 8 schools, plus the Floyd County Youth Symphony, performed in this gala concert.