|Choirs entertain in fall concert|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
From musical theater to old time rock and roll, the high school, junior high and select choirs entertained audience members at their fall choral concert Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Musical theater kicked off the concert, and director Marcia Dalton explained many of the high school vocalists recently had the opportunity to see the musical "Wicked"—giving much more meaning to their performance selections from that popular show. The high school choir sang choral highlights from "Wicked" with a solo by Sarah Heermann on "The Wizard and I" and spoken solos by Ty Glittenberg and Morgan Dagel.
Other songs from "Wicked" included "I’m Not That Girl" performed by soloist Ella Stewart and "Popular" by soloist Nora Roth.
Up next was the junior high girls group singing "Inscription of Hope" with narrator Makayla Spitz and soloist Brittney Prottsman. The junior high boys group performed "Do Wah Diddy."
"Someday" (Esmeralda’s Prayer) was sung by soloist Kaylee Groshans.
The junior high choir got the audience excited with their renditions of "I’m a Believer," "Like the Beat of a Drum" with soloists Hannah Gillmore, Kaety Overton, Kelsey Kramer, Makayla Spitz, Persha Mason and Cassidy Breathwit and "Jonas Brothers in Concert" with soloists Trevor Dalton, Brittney Prottsman, Megan Vieselmeyer and Hannah Gillmore.
"Lollipop," sung by the high school girls, had everyone laughing with solo lollipoppers José Jaquez and Jesus Hermosillo. Brian DeBoer provided piano accompaniment and small group vocalists were Jordan Zeiler, Megan Colglazier, Chandler Gerk, Natasha Peregoy, Ella Stewart and Camille Elliott.
The high school choir again took the stage for "Vida La Vida" and "Let There Be Peace" with soloists Severine Barras, Jessica Boring-Pell, Ella Stewart and Sarah Heermann.
Jordan Zeiler and Brooke Parker performed the duet "Do You Believe in Magic."
HHS select choir entertained with fun choreography and toe-tapping numbers. They performed some familiar tunes in their "Medley from Smokey Joe’s Café" with narrators Camille Elliott and Nicole Brandt and soloists Jordan Zeiler, Nora Roth, Elissa Baker, Seth Baker and Ella Stewart. They concluded the evening concert with "Eleanor Rigby" and "Best Years of our Lives."
Pat Wiebers and Maury Kramer assisted with the select choir.