VHS Music’s Spring Concert Wednesday

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VHS-VocalMusic2Verona High School’s vocal and instrumental musicians will perform their annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.
 
The VHS Concert Band will perform a commissioned piece, “Organic Matters” by David Gillingham, which the band debuted in April to a standing ovation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Other performances include “Someone to Watch Over Me;” “Americans We” by Henry Fillmore; “Ye Banks and Braes,” a traditional Scottish song by Percy Grainger; Shostakovich’s “Galop;” and “Crown Imperial” by William Walton.

The VHS Concert Choir will present a range of songs in several languages, including “Je le vous dire” by Renaissance composer Pierre Certon. The performance also will feature “Due Pupille Amabili” by Mozart, a classical chamber piece about the beautiful eyes of a new love, which will feature three student clarinet players as well. Finally, the student-chosen closer will be “Seasons of Love” from the populare musical Rent. The concert will also feature performances by the Jazz Vocal Ensemble.
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The VHS music program is also hosting its annual Grand Super 50/50 drawing, which is $20/entry for a possible $10,000 prize if all entries are sold. Please contact [email protected] for more information on the 50/50 drawing. Deadline for purchase is May 23; the drawing will be held at the concert on May 25.

The Verona High School musicians are directed by Erik Lynch, VHS Concert Band; Claire Ma, VHS Concert Choir; and Judy Szybist, Jazz Vocal Ensemble.
 
The concert will be held in the Verona High School auditorium, 151 Fairview Avenue. Admission is free.

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