Choirs join in song for last concert

A majority of the Select choir members are seniors. Next year the Select Ensemble will have a new variety of voices. Select sang “Five Hebrew Love Songs” for the Spring Concert. Photo Courtesy of: McDaniel’s Photography
A majority of the Select choir members are seniors. Next year the Select Ensemble will have a new variety of voices. Select sang “Five Hebrew Love Songs” for the Spring Concert. Photo Courtesy of: McDaniel’s Photography

End of the year activities are happening all around. The choirs performed their last concert May 20. This was followed by an awards ceremony held for all the choir students.

Select, Bella Voce, Madrigal, Shag, Sweet, and Select all perform their final songs for the year. These include “Everybody,” “Ave Maria,” “Las Amarillas,” and the popular song “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.

   “I am sad [about it being my last concert] but I am really excited because I feel like it is a new beginning,” said Laura Tirey, 12.

Following the performance of the individual choirs is the traditional “Song of Farewell.” This is sung first by the seniors, then by all of the choirs. After which all choir members enter the audience for the award ceremonies.

Along with scholarships offered by the Sycamore Vocal Boosters, choir director Kenneth Holdt announces the annual choir awards such as best performer, the dual choir award, and other awards of recognition.

The Choral Medallion Awards, the top award for choirs, went to Jacqueline Rudich, 12.

Rachel Gore, 12, had one of her pieces featured in the show. Bella Voce sang a piece written and composed by Gore. Gore also addressed the audience and shared her poem before Bella performed. Gore received the Choir Award for the Bella Voce Ensemble.

“Writing a piece is always fun I am a little nervous about it being performed, but I guess you disassociate yourself from it,” said Gore.