The High School Choir Classes and Musical Theater Classes performed a Halloween Themed concert on October 23rd.
The High School Choir Classes and Musical Theater Classes performed a Halloween Themed concert on October 23rd. It was the first musical performance in the multi-purpose room. The MPR was transformed into a concert hall with black velvet curtains, professional stage lights, and a reception complete with white candles and red roses.
The combined High School Choirs (65 students) started the concert with a beautiful round. The girls sang from the front of the stage, the boys surrounded the audience from the back and the sides. The students sang in four part harmony and also performed simple choreography with artificial candles to set the tone. Each choir then performed iconic pop songs: “Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. “Sweet Dreams” was accompanied by a combo band made up of some of our talented faculty members: Mr. Reyna on piano, Mr. Jones on bass guitar, and Dr. Gifford on the tenor saxophone. They ended their set with a Halloween round about trick or treating.
The Musical Theater class took the stage next with a medley of songs from the beloved and tragically dark musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Phantom of the Opera. These students (46 total) range from 6th to 12 grade. They sang with incredible passion and expression. Next semester they will put on a full musical!
The Advanced Choir finished out the program with style and class. They made an entrance with candles singing a 16th century German round “Rise up, Oh Flame” in six-part harmony. It was stunning. Next they sang a jazzy American folk song about coal mining: “Sixteen Tons.” Finally they cut loose and had lots of fun performing the crazy song made famous by Rockapella: “Zombie Jamboree.” Two of our talented seniors sang a duet and had the audience laughing and smiling. It was a wonderful evening.