​Choirs Earn Distinguished Ratings at Assessment


Wayne Walden

PTHS Concert Choir sings at the 2022 Christmas concert.

Kate Bidwell

This week, Paducah Tilghman’s Choral Department continued its streak of earning distinguished ratings at KMEA’s District 1 Large Group Choral Assessment. PTHS’ Choralaires, Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir earned high marks at this event. 

 The assessment took place in Tilghman’s auditorium on Tuesday, March 28. During the school day, 19 choirs took the stage to perform songs and sight-reading exercises for the judges. It is a great honor for an ensemble to earn a distinguished rating in these categories. Therefore, it was quite an achievement for all three of PTHS’ participating choirs to receive high marks from the judges. 

 Most Tilghman singers were excited to participate in and learn from the event. Jane Taylor (11) thought it was “interesting and fun to see my peers and friends from other schools perform their songs.” She “loved seeing all the talent and the different ranges of skills while also learning what to improve on.”  

 Additionally, Leyton Morris (9) said the Men’s Choir’s performance “may have been one of the proudest moments” of his choral career. 

 PTHS’ distinguished choirs are looking forward to continuing their “tradition of excellence” through the rest of this school year. Their next performance will be their annual spring concert, which will feature each of the department’s choral ensembles.