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Bloomington middle school students performed at Super Bowl LII

Bloomington middle school student participants of the Angelica Cantanti and ComMUSICation choirs joined Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Leslie Odom Jr. to sing "America The Beautiful" during Super Bowl LII pregame festivities at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 4. The performance was televised live on NBC prior to kickoff.

Angelica Cantanti and ComMUSICation choirs performing with Leslie Odom Jr.
Photo by Rich Moll
Bloomington students in the choir include Oak Grove Middle School’s Siri Anderson, Colleen Coleman, Snezhanna Medvedovski, Marinus Nordstrom and Madigan Ryan, and Olson Middle School’s Nicholas Hatton, Abbey Pearson, Olivia Rhodes, Calvin Thomas, Hannah Wilkins and Naomi Yue.

The Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs (ACYC) is a Twin Cities children's choir program dedicated to providing high-quality choral music education with excellence in performance. ACYC's four conductors are professional music educators and artists who nurture and challenge the 275 boy and girl singers in grades 2-12. The choirs perform free concerts annually at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul.

"Our singers are honored and excited to perform at Super Bowl LII," said Elizabeth Egger, ACYC conductor, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and they will always remember feeling proud to represent the children of the state of Minnesota."