By Scarlet Kim
LCHS Chamber Singers and the Concert Choir had their first performance on October 7th, at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. Under their teacher and commander, Dr. Brookey, they presented the audience a time of relaxation and coziness.
All singers - ⅞ vocal ensemble, ⅞ women’s ensemble, women’s ensemble, men’s ensemble, concert choir, and chamber - participated in the concert. It started at 7 o'clock with the “National Anthem” by the choral vocalists, and followed up with the ⅞ women's’ ensemble performing an American folk song, “Every Night When The Sun Goes In.”
Different-language songs were performed for different people from various cultures. The various languages performed were English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and even Latin. The selection gave the performing students a chance to learn about world citizenship and to demonstrate their impressive voices to the audience.
“All the singers have been working extremely hard on vocal technique, musicianship, and choral music repertoire for the performance. They have been preparing since the beginning of the school year just for the Fall concert,” Dr. Brookey stated.
“I had a lot of fun in concert choir so far this year. Dr. Brookey has made practice enjoyable, and we have really improved and grown closer as a group,” Sophomore Sophie Champ stated.
Corresponding to their practice hours, the choral students successfully performed a splendid concert and captured everyone with their voices. They finished the night with a captivating song, “Hear My Prayers.”
Sophomore Nicole Alexander, a member of concert choir said, “We are just starting our winter music. It’s going to be great. A goal for the rest of the year personally is to improve my musicianship skills more.”
Dr. Brookey said, “I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work with each and every one of the students involved in choral music at LCHS. I’m so very proud of them and I know they are going to have a wonderful year.”
He also mentioned the upcoming concert on the 26th, at the LCHS auditorium. The concert will consist of a unique solo and small group performances of popular music from members of the choral music program.
Sophomore Grace Mekikian stated, “I am having the time of my life in concert choir, meeting new people and expanding my knowledge of music.”
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