From left, Jaydy Dominguez, Jaromi Olivas, Paola Ruiz and Perla Olivas sing in Spanish with a small ensemble during the high school choir’s portion of the concert. — Johnson Publications

Jessy Mosqueda, at left, and Keegan Shaw engage the crowd in Sound Check’s “Gimme Some Lovin’.” — Johnson Publications

Spring concert showcases choirs

    Holyoke junior high and high school vocalists celebrated a year of hard work with a performance for friends and family Friday, May 4, at the HHS auditorium.
    Under the direction of vocal teacher Marcia Dalton, the junior high choir took the stage for a big lineup: “Waka Waka — This Time for Africa,” “Sing,” “Elijah Rock,” “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Believer.”
    Selections performed by the high school choir included “Heart and Soul;” “Remember Me;” “I Can See the River Jordan” with soloists Sloane Bishop, Andrea Becerra, Andrew Rivera, Tyler Lamm and Keegan Shaw; “Bonse Aba” with soloists Colby Purkeypile, Brenna Gatton and Jacky Mosqueda; and “Something Just Like This” with soloist Zander Salyers.
    HHS Sound Check’s “A Million Dreams” featured senior members Lamm, Tori Hatton, Anna Jelden, Dominique Penzing, Grace Dille, Luke Krogmeier and Drew Stewart.
    Other Sound Check selections were “Prayer of the Children,” “Fill-A Me Up” with soloists Colby Purkeypile and Brenna Sullivan and “Gimme Some Lovin’.” The girls sang “A Thousand Years” with soloists Paola Ruiz, Becerra, Savannah Burris and Josie Herman.
    Solos and duets at the spring concert included “Sultans of Swing” by Purkeypile, “On My Own” by Gatton, “Yesterday” by Amy Mackay, “Liability” by Shaw, “Tightrope” by Hatton, “Brother My Brother” by Lamm and Shaw, “Jolene” by Sullivan, “Happier” by Lamm, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Kylie Purkeypile and “Love” by Jacky Mosqueda and Jessy Mosqueda.

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