The Haunting of the Stage: Fall Choir Concert

Kevin Aharrah, Design Editor

  On Thursday, Oct. 6, the choir and handbell groups, conducted by Nathaniel Jones, performed their Halloween-themed concert in front of a live audience.  Students dressed up in colorful costumes performed 24 songs in total, between all of the student groupings.

   The concert represents an entire quarter of work by Concert and Varsity Choir, Junior and Senior Treble Choir and smaller groups such as the Trebleaires and Da Capo.  Notably, Handbells 1 performed an arrangement of “Spooky Scary Skeletons” on boomsticks, and the Counterpoints did their recreation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.

   “My favorite part about preparing for the concert was singing Annabell, this is a song for Concert Choir that we will be performing later in the year for ISSMA and it’s a really cool song and I think we did a swell job with it. My favorite part about performing at the concert was in Concert Choir we did a ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ medley and it was super fun and everyone got really into it, so it was just a really fun time,” Lauren Miller (12) said.
Although it was a major performance displayed to the public, this night represents just one of many in choir’s and handbells schedules this year.  These groups will be performing again on Dec. 15 and May 11, both at 7:00 p.m. and in the auditorium.  They also work in preparation for the ISSMA competitions coming up in Feb. of next year.
“Now we are preparing for the holiday concert, which will be in December. I’m super excited for this because this means we get to sing Christmas songs and I love Christmas. Another reason I am looking forward to this is because the show choirs get to go caroling and that’s always fun and exciting,” Miller said.