Catherine’s penultimate high school choral concert brought a breath of spring to our corner of the world last night, even if the temperatures were in the 30s and the wind was howling.
The spring concert is a more serious program than the choruses’ other outings, with the kids stretching their voices and horizons singing serious pieces, as well as spirituals and folk songs. As always, they blew us away.
Plus, we were treated to a rousing page from the Great American Songbook — a medley of Irving Berlin tunes they’d sung on their February trip to Hawaii. They reprised it for us with great gusto. (And if you’re wondering, yes, I wanted to reach out and remove the reading glasses on the head of the woman in front of me!)
For us, though, the highlight of the night may have been the Concert Choir’s performance of Marcos Leite’s Tres Cantos Nativos dos Indios Krao. The kids were embarrassed about the “choirography,” but it added a fresh element to the night.
We loved it — hope you will, too.