Amazing Night of Music at Virtual Spring Concert

Northwest School performing arts students from all grades took the virtual stage for a fantastic evening of music during the Spring Concert, featuring the school’s bands, orchestras, and choirs, on April 29.

The evening featured meet-the-faculty and student interviews and contained plenty of cross-class collaborations. The Middle School Orchestra joined the House Band to present “The Best of Queen,” and the Middle School Advanced Choir and Upper School Choirs joined the Advanced Orchestra for the classic “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King.

Other highlights included a stellar arrangement of the protest song from the civil rights movement, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around,” performed by the Upper School Choir. The Upper School Orchestra paired up with the orchestra from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in Washington D.C., for the prelude from Carmen and a rousing rendition of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

For the concert, students recorded their own parts individually and then submitted those recordings to their teachers. The performing arts teachers then stitched together the recordings to produce one complete piece. To view pieces from the Spring Concert, visit our Arts Arcade here.