Featuring pop tunes and some of the top songs in musical theater, Centreville High presents its spring choral concert, "Broadway Pops." It will be held next Thursday-Friday, May 30-31, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $4.
Performing will be nearly 100 students from all grades in the Concert Choir, "Personality" Show Choir, Front n' Centre Show Choir and Symphonic Choir. They started preparing the music for this concert in March and are now ready to take the stage.
"They're wonderful kids — it's a privilege to be able to work with so many talented young people," said choral director Lynne Levine. "It's one of the reasons I love my job so much."
The Concert Choir will sing a medley from the Broadway mega-hit, "The Lion King," and "Personality's" tunes will include the Peggy Lee classic, "Fever," and "Let's Hear it for the Boy" from the musical, "Fame." Front n' Centre will present a medley of Manhattan Transfer songs, such as "Tuxedo Junction" and "Birdland."
The Symphonic Choir will offer a medley from the musical "Ragtime," and some members of the school faculty will chime in with the chorus for one of the closing numbers, "Somewhere," from "West Side Story."
Seniors Jonathan McDonald and Sarah Marchetti will perform a duet from "Moulin Rouge," and seniors Katie Thompson and Patty Wilton will join together to sing, "Tell Me on a Sunday." Several seniors will also sing solos.
Amanda Guillett will perform "Misty," Aaron Lawson, "Mama, a Rainbow;" Michael Heiner, "Everything I Do;" John Roylance, "Hotel California;" Sarah Ba, "Butterfly;" Andrew Keener, "Tell My Father;" Lindsey Carson, "Wide Open Spaces;" Richard Park, "Right Here Waiting for You;" Rachel Goldman, "Home," Anna Lee, "I Dreamed a Dream;" and Courie Cohen, "If You Could Only See."
"I think the audience will like it," said Levine. "It should be a fun, enjoyable concert with lots of music that people will recognize."