Bishop Luers Host 40th Show Choir Invitational

Published 03/09 2014 08:41PM

Updated 03/10 2014 09:19AM

This weekend there were thousands of people visiting Fort Wayne for various events around town. However, many of them were at Bishop Luers high school. The school is hosting their 40th annual choir invitational, that’s the longest in the country. It’s something that wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of people that get involved to pull it all off.

18 schools, dozens of mixed and unisex choirs, and hundreds of volunteers and helping hands.

The Bishop Luers show choir has performed every year since 1974. The choir alone makes up more than one fifth of the schools student body of 500. Event director Monica Zwick says every year brings on new talent.

"It is unbelievable the amount of talent that comes to this event. Vocally, dancing, singing performing. It’s neat that people can come from all different parts of the state and still have that common bond. It feels like family no matter what school you're from," said Zwick.

Out of the 18 high schools, many of them are local including DeKalb, Columbia City, Bishop Dwenger, Churubusco and Anderson High.

"Every year it just gets more competitive and we change things up when we need to," said Kristopher Andorfer, Director of Luers men's choir.

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