by Gabi Rosenthal (’15)

On Wednesday, the MTA Chorus traveled to TABC looking to defend their V’ata Banim Shiru Choir Competition victory from last year and their victory from 2011 (there was no competition in 2012).

 

The competition is held as a fundraiser for the Koby Mandell Foundation, and includes choirs from other area yeshiva high schools. This year there were three schools competing: MTA, Rambam, and JEC; each school prepared a fast song and a slow song.

 

The MTA choir sang Adon Olam (with an original arrangement by the chorus leader Mr. David Ross), and Na’ar Hayiti. After each performance, a panel of judges consisting of: Shlomie Kaufman, Elchonon Majeski of AKA Pella, Ely Shestack ofthe Maccabeats, and Ari Lewis, also of the Maccabeats, shared remarks about each of the songs.

 

At the end of the night the MTA Chorus came out on top, and thus successfully defended their previous championships!

 

A special thanks to Mr. David Ross for all the great effort that he puts into working with the chorus and getting us ready for every performance.

 

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