| 03.17.2018

Lewiston wins big — Idaho high school named Friday concert winner at Jazz Fest


The Lewiston High School Gold Voices were named the vocal sweepstakes champion of the Young Artist’s Winners Concert Friday at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

The high school division featured six jazz choir performances from high schools in Idaho, Washington and Canada.

Gold Voices Performer Orion White said this was his eighth Jazz Fest, but it was his first time winning in the choir category.

“It’s always been my dream to be up on that stage, being recognized for something, and tonight I got that chance,” White said.

White said the Gold Voices have been invited to the sweepstakes concert at the Jazz Fest for the past three years and this year was the group’s first win.

Gold Voices Choir Director Julie Burke said the Jazz Fest is a fun experience for her group and she was proud of their performance.

The last Young Artist’s Winners Concert will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kibbie Dome, and will feature performances from college ensembles.

Olivia Heersink can be reached at arg-news@uidaho.edu or on Twitter @heersinkolivia

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