Middle School Winter Choruses Concerts
The Middle School choruses performed their annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The evening included a variety of beautiful musical selections that ranged from folk songs to modern hits. The choirs are directed by choral teacher and chair of the fine and performing arts department Tina Kuhlman with co-direction and accompaniment by Lynne Miller. Kuhlman said the concert marked the “end of an era,” and students are expected to perform in the new Schiff Center in the spring. Sixth-graders began the show with a selection of songs ranging from the Hebrew folk song “Hine Ma Tov” to the traditional spiritual “Let Me Fly.” The seventh-grade choirs broke into girls and boys for the next set. The girls sang “Journey to the Past” from the film “Anastasia” and the boys sang the traditional spiritual “Hand Me Down Silver Trumpet Gabriel.” Boys soloists included Eugene Harney, David Armstrong, and Owen Shiver. The seventh- and eighth-grade choruses came together to close the shoe. They sang the American folk song “Peace Like a River” with ensemble Ellie Cain, Fionnuala Donovan, and Olivia Morris, as well as “I Hear the Windmill” and “Shoshone Love Song.” The choir also sang the complicated “Adiemus,” featuring soloists Sam Bevington, Michael McConnell, Rex Schaffer, Rishi Mittal, and Zara Asgar, as well as the ensemble Ellie Cain, Donovan, Morris, Lauren Roberts, and Savi Thompson. The night ended with the group singing “Happy Birthday” for Middle School Head Bill Waskowitz.