Ending on a Good Note


Zachary Buntin (11) performs his solo during the Andrew Lloyd Webber medley that ended the concert. Webber was famous for writing music for shows like “Cats,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat.

On May 19, choir members brought the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to the auditorium stage.

“It was cool to do all Broadway pieces because it makes it fun for the choirs. Regular choral pieces are harder to get into because they are written for a group instead of one individual,

so Broadway pieces have a little more personal emotion to them,” Madeline Conley (10) said.

The choirs casted a haunting tone with a medley that included the title song from “Phantom of the Opera,” and a bells performance of “The Bells of Notre Dame” from Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. The song was performed in the dark, with the members wearing glowing bracelets.

“[‘The Bells of Notre Dame]’ was actually really fun to perform because we couldn’t see anything. It was kind of freaky at first, but it was fun because we never did that before. Learning the song was difficult and really tested our abilities, but I think it made us more skilled at what we do as a whole,” Stephanie Pekala (11) said.

The concert was the last of the season, and, for many members, the realization was bittersweet.

“It’s sad to think about the seniors not performing it with us anymore, but it has been a stressful year for bells and choir, so I’m looking forward to a break,” Pekala said.