Holiday Concert

Madison Whitaker

Staff Writer

Everybody likes to listen to music and sing along to Christmas music to get into the holiday spirit, right? Well, the Foran Choir, the Foran Band, String Ensemble and Jazz Band will be playing all different types of Christmas music on December 15 at the Foran Auditorium. The Foran choir teacher, Ms. Voss said, “The choir has been working since September and doing some difficult styles of music from the 1600’s to today.” We also asked her what type of benefits she has to say about the work that the choir has been doing and Voss said, “It is a benefit to the students to bring our sounds together and also the community by sharing messages about world peace and the joy to everyone.” There will also be a bake sale and a raffle at the concert. The band that is directed by Mrs. Shearer said, “The band is having an amazing year. The leadership of our upperclassmen combined with the motivation of our freshman which is forty percent of our band is resulting in a fantastic ensemble. I am looking forward to a tremendous concert.” We also asked her what type of music the band will be playing and she said, “The band is playing a mix of music to celebrate the spirit of the season including Joy Revisited by Frank Tichelli, Celebration of Life by Ralph Hultgren, and Festive Fanfare for the Holidays by James Curnow. The Jazz Ensemble pieces include Chameleon by Herbie Hancock and Take the A Train by Billy Stayhorn and Duke Ellington.” Mrs. Shearer also mentioned, “The concert will close with a special combined performance of Silent Night by the Foran Band, String Orchestra and Chorus.” Come out and support the music program!

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