BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A group of student singers are recognized globally for their ability to sing.
The Seton Catholic Central Select Chorus won five gold medals at the Worldstrides Boston heritage Festival.
Seton competed against 14 schools from all over, including places such as Montreal and California.
The Gold Medals were once in the categories of en's Choir, Women's Choir, Concert Choir, Swing Choir and Jazz Choir.
Music Director Jan DeAngelo says it was a great experience for the students to get out and meet people from different parts of the map. "The best part of the competition was actually watching the kids interact with other kids from all over the country. And having them make friends with kids from Canada and as far as California that was the best part."
The choir is made up of Seton Students in 7th through 12th grade.
Junior Katelyn Rundell and Senior Kiyara Lewis have both been in the choir since 7th grade and also won Maestro awards for best soloists at the competition. They both echoed the sentiment that hard work truly pays off. "It was really exciting. It was really great just to know that we put in the time and that we deserved to win" Kiyara Lewis Seton Senior says, "It feels really good and especially because I love doing it. You put all this work and you get recognition, it's amazing."
As a result of their showing at the competition, the choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2021.
They will also be performing at the Toronto International Festival in 2020 and touring in Italy in October 2020 where they will be able to sing for Pope Francis a St. Peter's Basilica.
The Show Choir Spring Concert will be May 19th at 3 p.m. at Seton Catholic Central High School.