Tyler Mell Named ‘Judges Choice’ at Performing Arts Competition

Haldane Senior Tyler Mell performs in the recent production of "Anything Goes."

Haldane Senior Tyler Mell performs in the recent production of ”Anything Goes.”

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.

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