St. John’s Performing Arts concluded their Christmas Concert Series this evening with the Choral Program.
The Choral Concert began with two show choirs. The first to perform was Bel Canto, the all-female chorus directed and choreographed by Ms. Leonard. They performed “Underneath the Tree.” TBD, the all-male chorus then took the stage. They performed two songs: “Star of Wonder,” and “Heat Miser.”
The program switched to the traditional choirs, beginning with the Novice Chorus. They began with an “Informance,” demonstrating some of the solfege techniques they have learned this year. They then sang “Minor Melody,” an arrangement of an Israeli children’s song and an English folk song; and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from the movie Frozen.
The Intermediate Chorus was the next group to take the stage. They opened with “Sing Noel!” Then performed “Carol of the Bells,” and “Sing Joy: A Melody of Carols.”
Chamber Choir was the next group to perform. They sang two selections: “In the Black Midwinter,” and “Il Est Ne,” a traditional French carol.
Vocal Resonance opened their set with “Stand By Me,” and then sang “Seasons of Love” from the musical RENT. The ensemble then presented a Choral Suite, consisting of “Heimr Arnadalr,” “Vuelie,” and “The Great Flaw.” Vocal Resonance closed with “We Three Kings.”
The grand finale of the concert brought all the vocal students together to sing “Believe” from the movie The Polar Express. As usual, all the choir students circled the audience to end the show.
Thanks to Mrs. Fernandez, Choral Director, for putting together tonight’s concert. In turn, Mrs. Fernandez thanks Ms. Leonard, Mr. Camillo for piano accompaniment, and senior Rose Safford for lighting design.
Check back soon for video highlights of tonight’s concert.