Chamber Choir Selected as West Virginia Honor Choir


Brian Cox

Chamber Choir represented PHS in the WVMEA concert on March 3.

Chamber Choir performed on Friday, March 3 as West Virginia’s honor choir of the year.

Chamber Choir was selected by a blind panel of judges with the West Virginia Music Educators Association (WVMEA) as West Virginia’s yearly honor choir. Competing choirs from high schools around the state submitted recordings of themselves singing to be scored on a 100 point rubric by judges who don’t know any of the choirs in the competition. If a choir places first in the competition, then that choir isn’t allowed to compete the following year. 

This year, Chamber Choir scored 94 out of 100 points from the judges and represented PHS by performing in a 30-40 minute concert at the WV Music Educators Conference that took place on March 3.

“It (being selected) means we’re the exemplary choir of the state this year,” said choir director Joshua Dubs.

The last time the Chamber Choir was selected was in 2020. However, they were unable to perform in the yearly concert at the WVMEA conference that year due to regulations put in place for safety during COVID-19. This year is the second time Chamber Choir has been selected while Dubs has been the director. However, Chamber Choir has been selected many times by the WVMEA.