Arts, Middle School, Upper School

Students Excel on Stage at Spring Music Concerts

Over 180 students from nine different choirs and bands dazzled crowds with two nights of music at the Spring Music Concerts on May 28-29, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

May 28 featured all the Middle School music classes. Highlights included the Concert Orchestra’s rendition of the “Carnival of Venice,” the Middle School Choir’s cover of “Don’t Stop Believing,” by Journey, and the combined bands and orchestras special performance of the Mission: Impossible theme song.

The May 29 concert featured the Upper School Jazz Band, the 9-10 Choir, 10-12 Choir, A Capella Choir, and the Upper School Orchestra.

One highlight of the evening was the live performance of the yearlong Virtual Orchestra Project (VOP). The VOP connected Upper School Northwest School orchestra students with other music students from six different schools on five continents. In the concert, the Upper School Orchestra performed live alongside a video featuring all participating schools performing the same song, “Llorando se fue,” by Gonzalo Hermosa Gonzalez and Ulises Hermosa. Click here to view the video.

The evening also paid special homage to the soon-to-be graduating seniors, with many of the songs featuring solos by seniors. All the choirs and the orchestra also took the stage together to perform “Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen.

Both concerts served as a precursor to some of the student talent that will be on display at the annual ArtsFest Gala, on June 4, at 7:00 pm, at Town Hall.