Music department ends year with concert

Winter concert performed by chorus and orchestra


Rex Fenner

William Boardman conducting “Gloria” for both chorus and orchestra in the auditorium on Dec. 18.

Alexia Fenner, Staff Writer

The music department formed a conglomerate to perform a concert for the winter season. Both chorus and orchestra members created Masterworks, a performance that features the school’s blue ribbon music program, in the school’s auditorium on Dec. 18.
“It’s stressful, but I look forward to it,” said chorus teacher William Boardman.
Prior to the performance, the chorus sang carols on the staircase by the cafeteria foyer, a tradition upheld since the previous chorus teacher.
“I look forward to everything finally coming together after to months of practice. It’s going to be a good year,” said junior alto Sharon Elison.
Conducted by both Boardman and orchestra teacher Kary Sitzler, classical and holiday arrangements are featured; the pieces that are played are inclusive to Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Mykola Leontovych’s “Carol of the Bells.”
“The best out of all of this is putting everything together. When we get everyone on stage to play a piece, you can feel the vibrations on the floor,” said violin soloist Katleen Grover.