2012-05-17 / Local & State

SF To Present Choral Concerts

Senior High Chorus Senior High Chorus Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual spring chorus concert Saturday, May 19, at 7: 30 p. m., in the high school auditorium. This year’s concert theme is “Rhythm of Life” and features senior high chorus, junior high chorus, men’s chorus and SFHS Ensemble. The choirs will present an entertaining evening of music in a wide variety of genres. Graduating senior members of the choir will be honored, and participants in county and district festivals will be recognized.

SFHS Ensemble, a 16- member group of dedicated vocalists that rehearses before school once a week, will open the concert. Ensemble will perform six selections, including the hit tune “Bless the Broken Road,” the Hawaiian version of “Over the Rainbow” and the timeless classic, “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home.” Members Shad Gordon, Noah Smartt and Mel-anie Deneen will be featured as soloists with the Ensemble.

Junior High Chorus Junior High Chorus Junior high chorus is a mixed choir of seventh and eighth-grade students. Selections by the junior high chorus will include medleys of spirituals and patriotic songs, entitled “ Elijah and Joshua” and “Our America,” respectively. The chorus will also perform a classical tune by Henry Purcell, the jazz standard “Tuxedo Junction” and the country hit, “Need You Now.”

Men’s chorus has been revived at Southern Fulton this year. This group of 12 young men in grades nine through 12 will perform two selections in the concert. Tunes include a setting of the Walt Whitman poem “Songs of the Open Road” and a novelty selection entitled, “We May Not Be ... .”

Senior High Chorus is a mixed choir of students in ninth through 12th grade. Senior high selections include the pop tunes “Africa” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” The group will also perform a piece by Franz Joseph Haydn, a Gospel tune entitled “Worthy to Be Praised” and a renaissance selection entitled “The Sound of Pipe and Drum.” The students will conclude their portion of the concert with a big band jazzstyled selection, “Big City Swing.”

The concert will conclude with two selections featuring the combined choirs. These include the concert theme song, “Rhythm of Life,” from the musical “Sweet Charity.” The choirs will also perform a tribute to veterans, “In Flanders Fields,” a setting of the famous poem by John McCrae.

The public is invited to attend and enjoy the efforts of these talented students. Admission to the concert is $4 for adults and $3 for students. Proceeds benefit the choral activity fund.

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