Last evening, Mannerchor and Cantabile, Concordia’s first year men’s and women’s choirs respectively, participated in our final activity together. The two choirs performed alongside Symphonia, Concordia’s chamber orchestra in their yearend concert. The performance was a pops concert that offered deserts during the intermission break. The event was entitled “Oceans of Music” and featured fun upbeat music from Rogers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan and many other composers.
Mannerchor performed to solo pieces accompanied by Symphonia. Both were enjoyable, fast paced songs that talked about like on or around the sea. The first song we performed was entitled “There’s nothing like a dame”. We later would perform a song from the “Pirate King” musical. Cantabile was featured singing a famous song from the Little Mermaid called “Part of Your World”. The concert concluded with a marvelous rendition of America the Beautiful entitled “Sea to Shining Sea.” This piece was directed by Dr. Culloton (directed of the two choirs and Concordia’s Chapel) and featured a grand ending which received a standing ovation at the conclusion. The Desert Pops concert was a fun and exciting way to finish off the 2013-2014 choral year. While I am sad that we will no longer be singing together, I am excited to see what the next choral year will look like!