Fifteen high school choirs from across the state will participate in the First Lady's Festival of Songs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
Choirs from the local region will include students from Elkins and Philip Barbour high schools.
Each of the choirs will be featured during a 15-minute performance during the daylong event, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
"We are delighted to welcome these talented young performers to the Culture Center to celebrate the art of vocal music," said Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of the WVDCH.
"The First Lady's Festival of Songs is just one example of how the division is working to promote the arts in the Mountain State," Reid-Smith said.
The Festival of Songs program is free and open to the public.
The performance schedule is:
10 a.m. Roane County High School Ensemble
10:15 a.m. Riverside High School Melodic Fusion
10:30 a.m. Nitro High School Showcats
10:45 a.m. Winfield High School General Admission Show Choir
11 a.m. Hurricane High School Red Hot Show Choir
11:15 a.m. Fairmont Senior High School Madrigal Singers
11:30 a.m. Elkins High School Vocal Ensemble
11:45 a.m. Nicholas County High School Chorus
12:45 p.m. Woodrow Wilson High School Vocal Ensemble
1 p.m. Philip Barbour High School Choir
1:15 p.m. Buffalo High School Choir
1:30 p.m. Mingo Central Comprehensive High School Central Singers
1:45 p.m. Hampshire County High School Harmony
2 p.m. Cabell Midland High School Rhythm in Red
2:15 p.m. Capitol High School VIPs
More information about the First Lady's Festival of Songs is available by contacting Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner of the WVDCH, at 304-558-0220.