The third annual Deseret News Utah State High School Choral Festival was held at Bingham High School Saturday with Hillcrest High School again taking top honors in the 4A division.

Hillcrest has taken first since the inception of the festival in 1989.The choral festival serves as the culmination of choir activities for the year. And not just any high school choir can go to state; they must have achieved perfect scores in region competition to qualify.

The festival is coordinated and co-sponsored by the Utah Music Educators Association with David T. Judd, fine arts consultant with the Jordan School District, serving as festival organizer. The festival is also sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association.

A typical high school choir in Utah usually will have from 70 to 100 voices - although the Bryce Valley High School choir, with 105 total students enrolled in the school, fielded a choir of 51 voices.

More than 1,000 voices participated in the competition. Each choir is given a 20-minute time limit that includes their stage exit and entry time.

Adjudicators come from outside the state and are all recognized choral personalities, usually from colleges or universities in nearby states.

The complete 1991 Deseret News Utah State Choral Festival results are:

4A - 1st place: Hillcrest High School; 2nd place: Bingham High School; 3rd place: Cottonwood High School.

3A - 1st place: Cedar City High School; 2nd place: Bountiful High School; 3rd place: Pine View High School.

2A - 1st place: North Sanpete High School.

1A - 1st place: Bryce Valley High School.