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Encore!

Last night marked Catherine’s final high school choral concert and it was the treat we’ve come to expect.

Catherine is called up during the senior sendoff. The kids each presented their director, Patrick Taylor, with a rose as part of the ceremony. Here Catherine adds hers to the bouquet.

Catherine is called up during the senior sendoff. The kids each presented their director, Patrick Taylor, with a rose as part of the ceremony. Here Catherine adds hers to the bouquet.

A special hallmark of the spring performance — aside from its program of pops numbers — is the senior sendoff. This year’s 45 senior choristers wore red roses on their lapels and were recognized toward the end of the night with a roll call of their names and a song all their own.

First, though, there were many other aural delights.

Here are some highlights. The Concert Choir (Catherine’s group) offered up a beautiful rendition of “Dust in the Wind.”

The finale was a medley from “Frozen.” Yes, we groaned, too, when we saw it listed on the program, but it was spectacular — stick with it to the end.

Their conductor, Patrick Taylor, is a stickler for detail and it shows each time these kids take the stage.

And of course there was the senior song, “Something is Holding me Here.” Basil and I agreed it was the best we heard that song performed in the last four years. We will really miss these nights, and I know Catherine will as well.

Here’s wishing each of these kids the very best. May they always carry a song in their hearts.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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6 thoughts on “Encore!

  1. Lovely concert music and performance, Terri! I really enjoyed listening to their presentation! All the best to Catherine and her proud parents!

    Posted by Joan Morenstein | May 22, 2014, 9:30 pm
  2. Just lovely!

    Posted by Lynn | May 22, 2014, 1:59 pm
  3. I will miss your videos of Catherine’s concerts. This was a wonderful set to hear as I ate breakfast, a great way to start the morning.

    One of the things I remember best about GHS is the choral concerts. Mr Taylor is continuing a long tradition of excellence in choral directing — Gerry Mack, Ray Malone, John Zavitz, and others I didn’t know.

    May Catherine continue singing with joy!

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | May 22, 2014, 9:45 am

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