Eight Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School students have been chosen to participate in this year’s Empire State Youth Orchestra Melodies of Christmas Chorale. They will perform along with the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctors Theatre Dec. 15-18 in support of Albany Medical Center’s Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Since the inception of the annual Melodies of Christmas concerts, millions of dollars have been raised for this important cause. The program will also air on CBS 6 at various times on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.
The students were selected from a large pool of applicants in early fall and have been rehearsing since their selection to prepare for their performances. The students are Winnie Civill, Madealyn Frankovic, Carly Gill, Kale Gransbury, Jacob Harbeck, Andrew Jones, Cameron Shackelton and McKenna Stephens.