DCHS, OHS performing joint choir concert production of ‘Les Misérables’ this weekend

February 24, 2023 | 12:07 am

Updated February 23, 2023 | 3:41 pm

Members from OHS and DCHS’s choirs meet together to practice for the Les Misérables before the show on Saturday. | Photo provided

The Owensboro and Daviess County high school choirs are coming together for the first time ever to perform a concert with selections from Les Misérables this Saturday and Sunday at Daviess County High School.

OHS Director Jenifer Wiggins and DCHS Director Jacob Hein began collaborating at the start of the school year.

“I accepted the job here at Daviess County this year and one of the things I said is I value collaboration and I value working with other schools and giving our students a chance to work with each other,” he said.

Initially, the two directors wanted to do a full stage production of the show, but logistically it was not feasible for the first year.

They also wanted to include Apollo High School, but the schedule did not work for the AHS choir.

By choosing to do an abridged version, the Wiggins and Hein said it enabled them to put the show together faster than a full production.

“One of the reasons we wanted to do it was because most of these principle roles are seniors. Jacob and I both have very strong senior classes, but one of the things we wanted to do was to showcase in the city of Owensboro how much power there is, and to be able to work together as the two high schools,” Wiggins said.

The show is evenly split between 10 soloists with five from each school, and rehearsal started in early December.

The show is free to attend at the Daviess County High School Auditorium on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m..

While free, the choirs are taking donations that will go straight toward funding the next show with hopes of making this an annual event.

February 24, 2023 | 12:07 am

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