Concerts to make music this Saturday in Pavilion

On January 24, the school will host its annual Winter Concerts featuring the Concert Choir, Band, Chamber Orchestra, and their Middle School equivalents. Two Winter Concerts will be held on the Saturday, one in the early afternoon at 1 p.m., featuring the Middle School choir, band, and orchestra, and one at 4:30 p.m., featuring the Upper School groups.

The Chamber Orchestra will perform several pieces, including “Telemann Sinfonia,” “Downton Abbey,” and Disney’s Academy Award-winning “Let It Go” from Frozen.

The orchestra’s Middle School counterpart will play “Bach Minuet,” “Tequila,” “Orpheus in the Underworld,” and the theme to HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The Upper School Concert Choir, with new leadership and direction, will sing “Hallelujah,” “Every Time I Feel The Spirit,” “Just the Way You Are,” and “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair.”

The majority of choir members name “Just the Way You Are” as their favorite selection for the concert.

“I just really love the arrangement,” sophomore Berkley Morgan said. “We’re doing the version they sing in the Pitch Perfect, and it sounds really great—I’m excited.”

This will be the Concert Choir and Middle School choir’s first concert in 17 years without choir director John Hendricks. Instead, James Busby, head of school, and new choir director Gregory Whitmore are directing both choirs. The orchestra remains under the direction of Vincent Houser and the band under Thomas Marino.

The concerts will take place in the Roy E. Disney Family Pavilion.