Choir gets new music for Winter Concert

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer

With Carlmont Choirs done with the Pops Concerts, new music was handed out to the students last week to start preparing for the winter concert.

“The music performed at the winter concert is a lot harder than the others,” said Emilie Andersson.

Typically the music performed at the winter concert is classical. This often includes a song in a different language. This year for Treble Clef one song is “Laudate Pueri” by F.Mendelssohn.

“Most of the Classical music is sung in Latin, so it’s fun and challenging singing in another language,” said junior Elizabeth Murphy

Murphy then said, “I like how it’s a mixture between fun Christmas-y songs and classical pieces.”

Because this concert is around the holidays and right before winter break, the choir also sings holiday songs.

Last year these songs included Vivaldi’s Gloria and Carol of the Bells. This year, one of those pieces set to be performed is the Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham.

Some of the pieces the choirs will be performing this year include The Holly and the Ivy arranged by Kirby Shaw, O Eve! by Frank La Rocca, and Resonet in Laudibus by Z. Randall Stroope. These are all classical choral pieces, similar to the genres preformed at the previous winter concerts.

The choirs will be busy practicing their pieces for the winter concert that will be held 0n Dec. 13-14.

The students look forward to perfecting their new songs and performing them in front of an audience.

Some of the music handed out to Treble Clef choir
Some of the music handed out to Treble Clef choir