On November 2, 2018 Vocal Ensemble participated in the Biola University High School Choral Festival which invites Chamber Choirs from across SoCal. The festival was adjudicated by Dr. Richard Sparks, Chair of Conducting and Ensembles at University of North Texas. The last to perform of the eight chamber choirs, Vocal Ensemble sang “And the Glory of the Lord” from Messiah, “Con Amores La Mi Madre” by Bob Chilcott and “Stars” by Norwegian Composer Erik Esenvalds, which uses tuned water glasses. Here are some of the comments from Dr. Sparks wrote about Vocal Ensemble’s performance. “The sound you get is fantastic!” “Sopranos, your high notes are just wonderful.” “Beautiful choral sound, so gorgeous, and absolutely beautiful phrasing (gorgeously shaped by your conductor) I admire what you do so much! Great attention paid to every aspect of singing, technique, musicianship, and musicality/expression…” Congratulations to Vocal Ensemble and their fine performance.