Choir hosts spring cabaret

Dinaz kazi, Copy Editor

On Monday, May 14, choir director Christina Collins presented a spring choir cabaret. It was held at 7 pm. The symphonic choir, who receiveda one at MSVMA choral festival, started off the night by singing “Amazing Grace” by Newton. Junior Niyah Caslin sung the song “Listen” from Dreamgirls, written and composed by Krieger, Cutler, and Preven. Seniors Samantha Averitt and Jasmine Zarves sung “Found/Tonight” from Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton, written by Miranda and Platt. Junior Jenna Smalstig sung “On My Own” from Les Miserables, composed by Boublil and Schonberg. Combined treble choirs sung “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, written and composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein, arr. Huff.

Also, junior Caitlin Michael sung “Words Fail” from Dear Evan Hansen, written by Platt. Junior Kaelyn Kowalski, senior Valencia Martin, and Smalstig sung “Candy Store” from Heathers, written and composed by O’Keefe and Murphy. Sophomore Kara Lightfoot sung “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, written by Ashman and Menken. Kowalski sung “Memory” from Cats, written and composed by Webber and Nunn. Freshman Aniah Davis sung “Almost There” from Princess and the Frog, written by Newman. Sophomore Anna Lewis sung “This Is Me” from The Greatest Show, written and composed by Pasek and Paul.

Combined Choirs and Treble Dazzle sung “Don’t Stop Believin’” from Glee, written by Perry, Schon, and Cain, adpt. Emerson. During the intermission, Combined Treble Choirs sung “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof, written by Harnick and Bock, arr. Leyden. Senior Marlene Greene, Kowalski, Martin, and Smalstig sung “Schuyler Sisters” from Hamilton, written by Miranda. Averitt sung “Watch What Happens” from Newsies, written by Feldman and Menken.

Junior Cody Quiroz sung “Roxie” from the broadway musical, Chicago, written and composed by Ebb, Fosse, and Kander. Martin sung “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas, written by Schwartz and Menken. Greene sung “The Wizard and I” from Wicked, written by Schwartz. Zarves sung “With You” from Ghost the musical, written by Stewart, Ballard, and Rubin. Sophomore Rachel Hyde sung “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, written by Miranda. Last but not least, symphonic choir and symphonic Dazzle sung “The Greatest Show” from The Greatest Showman, written and composed by Pasek and Paul, arr. Brymer, while senior Stefan Bain sang a solo, portraying the main character in the film, P.T. Barnum. This season’s choir cabaret was a success with many students singing various songs to the best of their ability.

“This year’s choir cabaret was the combination of several years of work by very talented students, it is going to be very difficult to let the seniors graduate, they have been such a big part of our program, but with our underclassmen we are looking for great things to come,” Collins said.