Words: Diana Cagas
On Wednesday, April 27, Centennial’s choir department performed its last concert for the 2015-2016 school year.
Madrigals, Bella Voce, and Concert Choir performed four concerts throughout the school year.
In October, they performed the annual Pop Concert, where each choir group performed modern-day songs.
At their Winter Concert in December, they entertained an audience full of family members and friends with festive and holiday-themed music.
In March, all the choir students traveled to Howard High School for their adjudication. With all their hard work and effort in preparing their music pieces, all three of Centennial’s choir groups received an overall score of 1.
At their last concert, the choir groups came together to perform three songs, all which were in a different genre of music.
As the school year comes to an end, choir members take a look back at the school year and share their favorite memory from choir class and the concerts.
Junior Tori Green has been in Centennial’s women choir, Bella Voce, for three years.
When asked what her favorite memory from choir class was, Green said, “My favorite memory would be when Mrs. Cummings had a substitute one day, and [we spent the whole class jamming out] to Hannah Montana and High School Musical [songs].”
Green also enjoyed singing a mashup of “I Will Survive” and “Survivor” during Pop Concert, because it allowed the choir to bond for the first time.
As a current member of Madrigals and the student aid for Bella Voce, senior Grace Nardei said one of her favorite memories was during the week of the spring music trip. Although Nardei did not go, she enjoyed staying back with the rest of the students who did not go. “There was this one time where we built a pirate ship out of the chairs and music stands that were in the choir room,” she said. “[We] had a lot of free time to be creative.”
Freshman Maria Tambourakis and sophomore Zoe Schoenfeldt’s favorite memory of choir was saying goodbye to the seniors at the last concert. As the night closed out, junior Miguel Fernandez announced the last “TWO-CLAP” for the end of the year. “[Another favorite] memory is being in choir overall, and the trip was amazing,” said Schoenfeldt.
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