Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hollywood Themed Concert

Sorry for the lack of posts this week.  It was concert week, plus I was finishing a grad class, so life had a way of getting away from me.

My two choirs and Orff ensemble performed their annual concert this week.  All of the music was selected from television or movies, be it old or more recent.  The repertoire range was broad, consisting of folk tunes, show tunes, and world music.  We sang in major, minor, and the modes and had pieces that were of duple, triple, and mixed meter. 

I decorated the lobby with movie displays donated by our local movie theater.

I added hollywood stars to our floor tiles, with names of the 5th and 6th grade teachers, specialists, office staff, and principal.

I even rolled out the red carpet for the students' entrance.

We performed the following:

Orff Ensemble:
Russian Dance: Tschaikovsky/Arr. Doug Edwards
Call Me Maybe? : Jepsen and Wright/Arr. Martin
The Theme Song from the Office:  Arr. Martin
Don't Worry, Be Happy: McFerrin/Arr Doug Edwards

5th Grade Chorus:
Dig a Little Deeper from the Princess and the Frog: Newman/Arr. Brymer
Shenandoah: Arr. Dilworth
Fiddler on the Roof Medley: Harnick and Bock/Arr. Gallina
The Inch Worm from Hans Christian Andersen: Loesser/Arr. Huff
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) From the World Cup: Shakira, Mahola, Hill, Victor, Paul, and Kojidie/Arr. Brymer

6th Grade Chorus:
Seize the Day from Newsies: Feldman and Menken/Arr. Emerson
Shady Grove: Arr. Cary Miller (We used the fiddle part with this and it was lovely!!)
Turn the World Around from the Muppets; Belafonte and Freedman/Arr. Emerson
All You Need is Love: Lennon and McCartney/Arr. Billingsley
Hallelujah: Cohen/Arr. Emerson (The kids self-selected this one...It was gorgeous!  They LOVED it!)
Touch the Sky from Brave: Madel and Andrews/Arr. Huff (We also had a fiddle on this one!)

Combined Choirs:
So Long, Farewell from the Sound of Music

It was a great night of fun music making. 

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