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An Evening at the Pops

On Wednesday, March 23rd, the Acapella, Maroon Jazz, and Freshman Ensemble choir groups participated in Evening at the Pops. The theme of the event was Carole King/Celtic music. As at every event, Mishawaka’s “Alma Mater” was sung. The choir classes had been working on the songs that were performed with their teacher, Mrs. Wilson, since their Vespers program in December of last year.

A select number of students had solos for a variety of songs. In Acapella, Michaela Yoder had a solo in “Shule Aroon,” Madison Stout in “So Far Away,” Ben LaDow in “On Broadway,” Kendall Mikula and Dennis Dixon in “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and Sofia Evans in “Beautiful,” In Maroon Jazz, Max Nicodemus and Elijah Powell starred in “You’ve Got a Friend” and Dayman Chapman in “Groovy Kind of Love.” As for Freshman Ensemble, Caity Hess had a solo in “Columbia, Gem of the Ocean” and Adam Bert, Hailey Fulmer, Caity Hess, Evan Kreil, Cailynn Murphy, and Jennifer Handres had duets in “Come In Firefly Darkness.”

The event welcomed in Mr. Marchi, who is “a former alumnus of Mishawaka and the school psychologist here,” said Michaela Yoder, a two-year acapella singer. Ben Cripe and AJ Glick accompanied Mr. Marchi, who played the violin, on other instruments for some of the songs.

The choir’s Senior Night was also held the same night. The seniors who participate in a choir group were recognized and walked with their parents. They also sang the Alma Mater together. Mrs. Wilson described the group of seniors as the largest she’s ever seen.

The next choir event will be Mayfest in May. The Alltold staff wishes the groups the best of luck as they practice for their next performance.

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