The Logan High Choir started off the year on a high note with their first concert Wednesday night. The concert was held at 7:00 in the newly renovated auditorium at Logan High School.
Directed by Randy Smith, the concert started with the first and second beginning choir singing a total of four songs. A highlight was a medley of songs called The Best of Motown arranged by Kirby Shaw. After the beginning choir, Logan High’s prestigious Crimson Colony took the stage with a variety of songs including a Korean-Latin song called Pal-So-Seong with only a single word being used for most of the song. It then transitioned into the Chauntaires, who sang four songs, ranging from Caleb Burhans Evensong to the classic gospel Down to the River to Pray. Many people would probably recognize the latter, as it’s also heard in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou” with the lyrics “As I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good ole way and who shall wear the robe and crown good lord show me the way.”
"My favorite part of choir is all the different songs we get to sing. It can be anywhere from classical to gospel."
As the concert started to wind down, Crimson Colony and Chauntaires joined together in signing the last song, Shout Glory. With a strong gospel sound, the room was filled with the overwhelming resonance of the combined Chauntaires and Crimson Colony, who gave the song a lively feel.
“My favorite part of choir,” said Melodee Zappitello, a member of Chauntaires, “is all the different songs we get to sing. It can be anywhere from classical to gospel, which is usually what we sing. My favorite song we sang was Shout Glory because you can really get into it.”
At the end of the concert, there was loud applause for all the choirs. The next choir concert will be the Christmas concert on December 20th. Hopefully as good as this one, the choir students are looking forward to singing at the Christmas concert.
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