News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 23, 2012

Riverton Parke Chorus participates in festival

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The Riverton Parke High School chorus, under the direction of Mike Hardesty, participated in the 53rd annual Wabash River Conference Choral Festival on Nov. 1 at Turkey Run High School.

Choirs from Attica, Covington, Fountain Central, North Vermillion, Seeger, Riverton Parke and host Turkey Run participated.

Guest conductor for the program was Scott Buchanan of Indiana State University.    

Combined choirs performed “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Don’t Stop The Music,” a medley from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Swingin’ With The Saints” and “Mi Vida, Mi Cancion.” The Riverton Parke choir performed “May It Be,” a selection from “The Lord of the Rings.”

A capacity crowd was on hand to hear the concert. Videos are in the process of being posted to You Tube. Search for “WRC Choral Festival 2012,” or the individual school’s choir. For those interested in purchasing a DVD, email Hardesty at hardestym@

swparke.k12.in.us. The cost is $10.

Next year’s concert will be the first Thursday of November at Fountain Central High School.