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$SUBT_ON$Student Concerto event set for Sunday$SUBT_OFF$

Competition set for First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart.
Posted on Jan. 9, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 9, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.

ELKHART — Eight local high school students will compete in the 28th annual Student Concerto Competition Sunday, Jan. 12.

The competition will begin at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart, 200 E. Beardsley Ave.

The contestants will vie for cash prizes and a chance to perform with the Elkhart County Symphony at their “The Power of Love” concert at the Lerner Theatre on Feb. 15.

This year’s entrants are Thomas Wheeler, a home-schooled cellist; Carol Weirich, a pianist from Elkhart Central High School; Lauren Weirich, a violinist from Elkhart Central High School; Abigail Alwine, a violist from Concord High School; Abigail Greaser, a violinist from Goshen High School; Alexis Barton, a violinist from Goshen High School; Raina DeVries, a violinist from Penn High School; and Anton Gillespie, a French horn player from South Bend Adams High School;

Third place in the competition will win $50 and second place will take home $100.

The student that wins the competition will receive $200 and the opportunity to perform with the Symphony.

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