Northwestern High School’s choir participated in the 2013 Ihlombe! South African Choir Festival, an international festival in South Africa hosting choirs from around the world.
The students from the Hyattsville school performed in four major concerts and also sang in smaller venues, said Leona Lowery, Northwestern choir director.
“Everybody just shares in the festive music,” Lowery said.
The school was selected to perform at the festival by Classical Movements Inc., an international concert touring company, after applying for the event two years ago. Seven choirs participated in the festival.
The 47 students returned from the 10-day trip on July 22.
Lowery said it was an eye-opening experience.
“I had kids that had never been on a plane before, that had never left Maryland,” Lowery said.