Choir and bells perform sold-out show

Tanja Jurek and lakecentralnews

Hearing students sing in choir or play the bells in bell choir has proven to be in high demand, as their annual fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 13 was sold out.

All of the performing students were instructed to dress in a costume because the concert was Halloween-themed.

Delia Mapes (12), who is a member of Bells II, had doubts about her costume at first because it was so unlike the others, but everything worked out for her in the end.

“Mrs. Hobbs was making us pick animals to be for the concert, and when it came my turn to decide I just said the first thing that came to my head: alligator. I later had second thoughts and didn’t think I would have a good costume, but everything turned out great,” Mapes said.

Caroline Janiga (12), who is a part of Concert Choir and Counterpoints, was thrilled about being Fiona from the movie “Shrek”.

“Mrs. Hobbs had asked me to be Fiona at the beginning of the year because Concert Choir would be doing ‘Hallelujah,’ so I gladly agreed. I thought it would be so cute to do. I was super excited to do it for her,” Janiga said.

The choirs and bells performed various well-known selections, including “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, and “Ballad of Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.

Their next concert will be held on Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium.