The Spring Choral Concert at Wellesley High School at 7pm on April 29 is a celebration of a year of music making and will feature Wellesley High’s five curricular choral ensembles, Brooks Brothers, Song Sisters, Concert Choir, Rice Street Singers, and Keynote Singers.
The program will feature a variety of repertoire ranging from traditional choral literature to popular and jazz standards.
The Keynote Singers, fresh off their performance at Boston Symphony Hall and a gold-medal win at MICCA, will perform three selections including an original composition written by the WHS Choral Accompanist, Chad Weirick. This piece, Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel/Dies Irae, received rave reviews from adjudicators and choral directors at the MICCA festival where they received a gold medal.
The Rice Street Singers, after performing as a model jazz choir for the MMEA All State Conference, will perform three selections including He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped, At Last, and the Manhattan Transfer standard Four Brothers. The Rice Street Singers will bring these selections on the road to the state MAJE jazz festival the next day at WPI.
Brooks Brothers will sing a set of music just recently performed on the Boys to Men concert with the Boston Saengerfest and Harvard Glee Club. Selections include Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight! and Drinking Song from In Windsor Forest by Vaughan Williams.
Concert Choir, after receiving a Silver Medal at the MICCA Choral Festival, will perform three pieces of music including African Sanctus, Omnia Sol of Z. Randall Stroope, and Ka Hia Manu of Stephen Hatfield.
Song Sisters will perform three pieces including Mama Who Bore Me from Spring Awakening, Mornings Innocent by Gwyneth Walker, and the Lee Ann Womack smash hit I Hope You Dance.