2012-05-10 / Local & State

McCbg. Music Department To Hold Spring Chorus Concert

Members of McConnellsburg Chorus Members of McConnellsburg Chorus The McConnellsburg Music Department announces its annual spring chorus concert Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the McConnellsburg High School auditorium.

The concert will feature both middle school and high school choirs. The middle school chorus will perform first with an old standard, “Let Your Love Fly Free.” “A Blast from the Past,” featuring a variety of 50s tunes, is next followed by the patriotic song, “Of Thee I Sing, America.” The program slows down for “Homeward Bound” featuring Stephanie Horton and Billy Crowder as soloists.

The middle school portion concludes with two energetic numbers: “Everybody Rejoice” from the musical, “The Wiz,” and “As Long As We Got Each Other” from the TV show, “Growing Pains.” Both choirs will then perform one song together entitled “Jubilate Festival.”

The senior chorus will take the stage next, performing a wide variety of choral pieces. The first portion of the concert features a few sacred tunes starting with a lively Latin piece, “Laus Deo,” followed by “Jesus, Lover Of My Soul” and “The Promise of the Thorn.” The classic jazz piece, Take Five” with Cole Johnston accompanying on piano is next. A span of four decades follows with the 60s tune “Windy,” 70s Godspell piece “Day By Day,” 80s soft rock hit by Journey entitled “Open Arms,” and the 90s hit by Jewel, “Hands.” The senior chorus concludes the evening concert with a medley of songs from the musical, “Les Miserables” with numerous solos and a trio.

Senior soloists are Emily Watkins singing “A Thousand Years” by Christine Perri; and Dakota Deneen performing “Lullaby” by Billy Joel. Sophmore Katelynn Mellott will also sing an old Irish song entitled “Danny Boy.”

There is no admission fee though donations are always gladly accepted.

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