Malachi Esteves, a 6th grade Schleswig Community School student, was selected for participation in the 34th annual statewide Opus Honor Choir Festival, the highest vocal honor for middle school students across the state.
He is the son of Mario and Kendal Esteves, of Schleswig, and the vocal student of Angie Rosener.
Esteves was one of the 720 participants accepted among over 2,600 Iowa students that auditioned. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.
Guest conductors of the choirs will be Roger Jensen, (5th & 6th Grade Elementary Honor Choir); Joseph Tangen, (7th & 8th Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir); Collete McCellen, (7th & 8th Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir); and Dr. John Flanery, (9th Grade Mixed Honor Choir).
The 2019 Opus Honor Choirs will perform at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University in Ames.
The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.