B-101 radio listeners will have the chance to play judge on Wednesday as Hatboro-Horsham High School's Madrigal Singers face off in the station's Christmas Choir Competition.
The Hatters' Madrigals, a group of 22 students who sing a cappella literature from the 16th to 20th centuries, will have its performance of "Carol of the Bells" air at 7 a.m. on Dec. 12.
The Hatboro-Horsham group are semi-finalists in B-101's annual contest and will croon for the chance to win prizes aimed at enhancing the school’s music program. The locals will compete against the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush and Council Rock High School North.
Hatboro-Horsham could win several prizes for the group and the Hatboro-Horsham High School music department, including a new piano and the opportunity to perform with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.
Hatboro-Horsham High School Choir Director Bill Naydan said being named semi-finalists in the contest is a great testament to the hard work and dedication put forth by the singers.
“We are just asking for the Hatboro-Horsham community’s support to help these talented students advance in the competition,” Naydan said.
Last year, Keith Valley Middle School's seventh- and eighth-grade choir advanced to the finals in the B-101 contest.
Voting starts at 7:15 a.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The radio station will announce the winners from Wednesday’s competition at 7 a.m. Thursday. To vote for the Hatboro-Horsham Madrigals and learn more about the contest, visit B-101’s Web site by clicking here.