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Apr

27

Spring Concert

Last night the Music Hall was filled with the beautiful sounds of our chorus, concert choir, and orchestra.

The evening began with the orchestra’s tribute to American giants John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland and Duke Ellington. From the tender melody of Down a Country Lane to the toe-tapping four-on-the-floor swing of Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing…,” the Mount de Sales Orchestra brought the music to life with skill and authority.

It was a treat to hear the A Cappella Choir combined with boys from Mt. Saint Joseph High School perform Love Someone as recorded by Jazon Mraz. The performance featured solos, vocal percussion and harmony all arranged and rehearsed by the students themselves.

Chorus and Concert Choir introduced American folk tunes as well as art settings of works by Robert Frost and E. E. Cummings. Etta James’s Sunday Kind of Love caused us to catch the blues then we were reminded of the childlike joy of falling in love with You Make Me Feel So Young. Both choirs joined voices to weave the melodies of Brumsfield’s No Time then brought the house down with Rosephanye Powell’s message of perseverance in Still I Rise.

Many thanks to Music Teacher Jeff Hosier for all of his hard work and dedication to the Music Department.

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