First choir concert of the year

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Marshfield’s first choir concert of the year took place on Oct. 27, 2011. The concert included performances by New Horizons, Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble and the new eighth grade choir, called Vocal Ensemble.

New Horizons kicked the concert off with five pieces, singing songs such as “Build Me Up Buttercup,” which was listed third on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list in 1968. Senior Tabitha Price was a soloist during “Doctor Jazz,” while senior Dylon Yoshinaga joined sophomore Heather Whitty in “Stormy Weather.” Sophomores Quentin Kirk and Ally Putas were also featured soloists in “Stand By Me” and “I’ll
Stand By You,” respectively.

Vocal Ensemble followed New Horizons, beginning with Cynthia Gray’s “Windy Nights.” The eighth
grade soloists included Ling Ling Zhu and Gina Kelley on “Bonse Aba,” and Isabel Groth and Addison Alford on “’Til the Walls Come Down.”

Women’s Ensemble began their set with the soft melodies of “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” featuring soloist Shasta Banks.  Their final song was “What I Did for Love,” a song by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban from the Broadway musical “A Chorus Line.”

Concert Choir closed the concert, performing four selections with a flute accompaniment on “Where Dwells the Soul of My Love,” by Erin Jordan. Pepper Choplin’s “Walk a Mile” was the final song of the night; the song states the importance of travelling in the shoes of others before imposing judgment on them.