Choir hosts variety show for fundraiser

Tyra Hill and Caitlin Michael

This year, choir hopes to spread their wings by going to New York. In order to help raise money to go, they decided to host a variety show which featured choir students singing songs of their choice.

The night kicked off with junior, Jenna Smalstig, singing “Journey to the Past” from the movie Anastasia. She wowed the crowd her amazing vocals and left everyone speechless. Next up, was junior Niyah Caslin, she gave an amazing performance of “Unfaithful” by Rihanna, putting her heart and soul into every word. Afterwards, junior Kaelyn Kowalski gave a comedic performance of “History of Wrong Guys” from the hit musical Kinky Boots, and even brought out props for her performance. Then, senior Rory Flanigan came out and slowed things down, performing “To a Wild Rose” on the piano. Next, junior Sierra Harvey sat and gave a bubbly, yet heartfelt, performance of “Riptide” by Vance Joy. After that, senior Michael Baker gave an amazing performance of “Let Her Go” by Passenger, and got everyone singing along. Senior Samantha Averitt and Smalstig performed the first duet of the evening, singing “A Million Dreams” from the popular musical The Greatest Showman.

“At first, I was really nervous, but after doing the songs I felt incredibly proud of myself for facing my stage fright,” Smalstig said.

Then, the audience cheered and whistled when senior, Marlene Green, came out and gave a soulful performance of “Love’s Philosophy.” Soon after, sophomore Miracle-Murray Adams touched hearts with voice as she sung “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith. Sophomore Kara Lightfoot followed by playing the ukulele while singing “I Don’t Know My Name” by Grace VanderWaal. Freshman Riley Joyner blew everyone away when she belted out “I Dreamed a Dream.” Afterwards, senior Valencia Martin gave amazing performance of her version of “This is Gospel.” Following Martin, junior Chelsea Bacci sang an acapella version of “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin. Then, Kowalski came back and gave an amazing dance and lip singing performance featuring her amazing karate skills. After Kowalski’s amazing, yet hysterical performance, junior Cody Quiroz came out and stunned the crowd with his performance of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.

“I felt amazing during my performance and I am extremely proud of how the choir pulled off the show,” Quiroz said.

Senior Jasmine Zarves looked stunning as she sung “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman. Averitt came back out and did an amazing job performing “One Perfect Moment” from Bring It On. Last, but not least, Baker, Martin, and Green all came back and performed “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber. In all, the choir raised around 800 dollars, and put on a truly magical show.