Choral Finale for 2015

On Tuesday, May 19, family and friends gathered in the MPR to listen to Dolce Voce, Magnum Chordum, and Bella Voce perform their final concerts of the year.


Photo Courtesy of Sammi Tester

Bella Voce sang four “feel good” songs at their fourth quarter concert.

Sammi Tester and Addy Bennett

On May 19 at 6 p.m., Dolce Voce, Magnum Chordum, and Bella Voce had a “feel good” concert. With yellow programs decorated with a rainbow, smiling sun, and hippie-style lettering, the concert was sure to be joyous.

Dolce Voce started off strong with the 2007 hit “Bubbly” and featured the choir girls’ sweet crooning. Magnum Chordum provided some contrast with their rock-and-roll “I Feel Fine,” which may have been their strongest performance to date. “Here Comes the Sun,” another popular Beatles tune, joined the two choirs for a delightful little number. The next song, “Count on Me,” proved itself endearing and comforting, as did “Three Little Birds.” They ended quite appropriately with “Best Day of My Life,” which was an uplifting way to wrap up their last performance. Overall, Dolce Voce and Magnum Chordum showcased their growth throughout the year through a magnificent show.

The Bella Voce portion of the concert had four toe-tapping songs. The girls sang “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Pocketful of Sunshine,” “Burn,” and “Since U Been Gone.” Every song was spectacular for its own reason and all 10 soloists performed whole-heartedly. The soloist for “Pocketful of Sunshine,” Amber Fretwell (seventh grade) performed remarkably well. The same can be said for the soloists for “Since U Been Gone,” which included Katie Shepherd (sophomore), Kate Wilson (eighth grade), Madison Page (freshman), Orion Larimore (eighth grade), Madison Callan (seventh grade), Zoe Rollon (eighth grade), Hannah Babington (seventh grade), Rachel Hogan (sophomore), and Kendra Fuller (eighth grade). Naomi Sanders, eighth grade, thinks Bella Voce “had a solid performance with good energy.” Being the last concert of the quarter, Sanders says “I think I have grown as a singer this year, because the whole group has improved.” She also adds that she loves the Beatles, so “When I’m Sixty-Four” was her favorite song from this quarter.

These amazing choir kids really improved throughout the course of the year, and we can’t wait to hear what sounds they’ll produce next. Congratulations to all who performed!