Carlton's comeback kids

Youth choir reunites after years apart


April 30, 2021

Timothy Soden-Groves

Members of the Community Ed-supported Carlton Middle/High School Choir, directed by Sheri Herman, practice "Hooked on a Feeling" with guitarist Mike Mattinen at a recent rehearsal for their upcoming May 2 choir concert.

Music can have some surprising ways of bringing people together. And now - after several years apart - the Carlton choir is back by popular demand. They're set to livestream their spring choir concert on Sunday.

Carlton's previous youth choir had to disband in the spring of 2013 after nearly five years of making choral music. Last year, high school students who had sung in that choir as elementary schoolers remembered how much they had enjoyed singing together. They got together and asked that the program be reestablished last spring.

Community Choir director Sheri Herman told the story. "L...

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