Singers call spring concert a success

The students on stage projected their voices across the dim auditorium at different pitches, creating a song that pieced together beautiful melodies and beats. All of the students’ voices were heard at the spring chorus concertWednesday. Because attending the concert was 20 percent of their grade, all students in chorus were obligated to attend.

The students were required to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to practice songs that need extra work and to get themselves organized before the concert began at 7 p.m. At that time, the classes took the stage, performed and then each class walks off stage when they aren’t needed anymore. Some classes, depending on when they are singing, stood in the wings or sat by the audience.

Freshman Rachel Benezra, who is in chamber chorus and sang four songs, said she thinks the concert went well.

“This was the seniors last time singing with us, so it was bittersweet for them,” Benezra said. “However, I found that the songs my class was incorporated in were nicely executed.”

Freshman Victoria Geach is in the mixed chorus and said she said it the best concert she has performed in and that it also will be her last on campus because she will be transferring to Satellite High School next year.

“It was a very emotional night not just for the seniors, but for me too,” she said. “I’ve been performing with some of these girls for three years now, and it’s just so hard to wrap my head around the fact that this is the last time I will be performing with them. I couldn’t be more happy that my last chorus concert was the best one.”

Benezra said she believes there are some improvements the chorus could make.

“To improve, I would tell the singers to sing louder and with more passion,” she said. “My parents made a comment on how our faces had no expression, and they would’ve liked to see some more smiles. As always I wish we had more say in our songs, but [Amy] Davis did a great job directing us.”

By Lexi Vorndran