Middle School Choruses Perform Spring Concert
The Middle School choruses gave amazing performances at their last concert of the school year in early April. Sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders performed music from around the world, singing, and even signing, in several languages. Tina Kuhlman, Middle and Upper School choral teacher and chair of the fine and performing arts department, commended students for their hard work throughout the year. “I’m so proud of these kids for giving it their all,” Kuhlman said. “I hope you can hear the growth and development.” Kuhlman’s co-teacher Lynne Miller served as accompanist for the evening. The sixth-grade choir started the concert by singing Kuna Karamu (Let’s Celebrate), a song sung in Swahili and ended their set with Can’t Buy Me Love (Medley of hits by The Beatles). The seventh- and eighth-grade combined choruses wowed the audience with the German processional Sing Dem Herrn, in addition to the Ghanaian folk song Tue Tue and the American folk song Swing and Turn, Jubilee. The choirs split for the next portion of the show. The seventh-grade boys sang a traditional Scottish folk song and the eighth-grade boys performed Laudate Dominum. The eighth-grade girls sang several songs, including Can You Hear Me?, incorporating American Sign Language. The eighth-graders came back together to sing the Cuban street dancing song, El Cumbanciero, and the seventh-grade girls closed the show with One Tin Soldier.