Choir concert slated for Thursday, Oct. 19


The Mirror reporter

On Thursday, Oct. 19 the Stevens Point Area Senior High’s choir department will have their first concert of the 2017-2018 school year. It will be at 7:30 p.m. in the SPASH auditorium.

Ticket prices are $2 for adults and $1 for students. Children under 5 years old are free. The tickets will be sold in front of the auditorium before the concert starts.

The SPASH Singers will be singing “No Need to Knock” by Sally Albrecht, “Heal the World” written by Michael Jackson and arranged by Andy Beck and “Hold On” by Phillip White Hawk. They will perform this song with members of P.J. Jacobs Junior High choir, directed by Luke Adsit.

“My favorite song of ours would have to be “Heal the World.” It is a fun song to sing and I think it has a very pretty sound to it,” said Caitlin Miller, a choir student.

Concert Choir will be singing a song in German, “Die Beredsamkeit” written by Joseph Haydn as well as “Sure on This Shining Night” arranged by Morten Lauridsen and the spiritual “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord,” arranged by Moses Hogan.

“My favorite song is the German song “Die Beredsamkeit.” It was very interesting to learn and it’s challenging to sing,” said Rayna Bushéy, another choir student.

The Counterpointers, a vocal jazz group, will perform “Charleston Alley” arranged by Darmon Meader with Rachel Sunu as the soloist. They will then sing “This Masquerade” arranged by Steve Zegree. This song will feature Noah Tolbert and Nadalie Khang as soloists. Lastly they will perform “Mission: Impossible Theme” arranged by Roger Emerson. They will be accompanied by Anna Hansen on piano, Gavin Wroblewski on bass and Leif Akemann on drums.

“The choirs are having a great start to a new year. They have been practicing inside and outside of class to prepare for the performance. I am very pleased with their progress,” said Deborah Pionek, the SPASH choir director.

Their next concert will be on Tuesday, Dec. 12. It will be in the SPASH auditorium at 7:30 p.m.