Falling in Love With Cantabile
“Songs of the Heart” was the theme for Horizon Honors’ Cantabile choir, and they performed accordingly, with four songs about love.
March 4, 2016
On Tuesday, Mar. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Cantabile students walked onto the stage. Director Cori Jo VanderLey introduced the students, and they started with “Beyond the Sea,” a jazzy piece popularized by Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.” It included a string bass, piano and guitar. The song was mostly about missing a lover, and the harmonies and melodies were well-done and were performed without a hitch.
Next was “Come Again,” an a cappella Renaissance song that had chilling harmonies at certain points throughout the song. The notes were sweet and featured swooping melodies that kept the audience on their toes. “And So It Goes” was next, and here the students stepped off the stage to encircle the audience so their voices surrounded everyone listening. If the previous piece was completely choral, this reflected more church-like movement, including long, sophisticated notes. The song generally circled the idea of how bittersweet falling in love can be.
In the last song of the night, the students stepped back up to the stage to sing Freddie Mercury’s “Somebody to Love.” Seniors Cam Oakes and Joy Pizorno were the lead soloists, with freshman Stephanie Clark and senior Naeema Preciado taking the lead at the end. The students performed this one well, and there was definitely a lot more movement among the choir. Electric guitar and bass were another feature of the piece, and overall it was a fun song.
The night closed with applause from the audience, and the choir had completed a job well done.