Cold Spring’s Tyler Mell, a senior at Haldane, won Judges Choice honors in the Williams Chorale Bacardi Fallon Performing Arts Competition. In addition to a $500 scholarship, Mell will perform with the Chorale at its annual concert May 10, in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
The competition is a premier music competition that is open to high school students across the country. Mell sang O Del Mio Dolce Ardor, by Gluck and Widmung, by Schumann for the competition. Other contestants included vocalists, violinists, cellists, trumpeter, a harpist and pianist. Each presented a solo selection from the classical or baroque periods, and a musical piece of choice.
The adjudicators were: Williams Chorale music director/pianist Peter J. Williams, baritone Stephen J. Fallon, music educator Michael G. Noonan, and Great Woods Chamber Orchestra conductor Earl Raney.