Warwick High School will be rockin’ this weekend

By on May 8, 2019

Shown are members of the Warwick High School show choir: (front) Amelia Fair; (row two, left to right) Akash Banerjee, Noah Johnson; (row three, l-r) Heather Mitchell, Brooke Newberry, Stella Newman; (row four, l-r) Seth Franqui, Andrew Germaine, Caleb Goss, Josiah Christophel; (row five, l-r) Emma Walls, Alaina Fry, Allyson Hayes, Kayla Bassoff, Elise White; (row six, l-r). Magdalena Lutz, Bella Goss, Lauren Epps, Jacob Lingenfelter, Katherine Bender, Madeline Grisbacher; (row seven, l-r) Braden Buckwalter, Hudson Jean, Bryce Pfeiff, Derek Knudson, Andrew McCracken, Taylon Madison, and Nathan Knudson.


The Warwick High School music department will present its spring music concert titled, “Rock ‘N Roll…The Legacy Continues” on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m., in the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center. Admission to the show is free; donations will be accepted. Doors open an hour prior to showtime.

The show features performances by the high school concert choir, show choir, all-female ensemble Glitter Girls, middle school chorus, choral ensemble, and concludes with a senior tribute. “Hey Paula” will be performed by Stella Newman and Noah Johnson.  “Lollipop, Lollipop” will be performed by Elise White, Maddie Grisbacher, Kayla Bassoff and Magdelena Lutz.

Opening the concert is show choir with an “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” medley, followed by a duet of, “Up Where We Belong” by Alaina Fry and Andrew McCracken. High school concert choir will do a rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody/We Will Rock You.” Concert choir soloists include Ben Dubosq, Caleb Goss and Akash Banerjee.

Show choir will have some fun with a best of “Glee” medley with numbers like, “Don’t Stop Believin,’” “Shout It Out Loud,” and “Lean on Me.” Soloists for this portion include Katherine Bender, Lauren Epps, Aj Germaine, Caleb Goss, Isabella Goss, Madeline Grisbacher, Hudson Jean, Noah Johnson, Nathan Knudson, and Stella Newman.

After a brief intermission, the Warwick Middle School choral ensemble will perform, “Rise Up.” Featured soloists include Lilah Goss, Abigaile Bender, and Lillian Walls. They will also sing, “This is Me,” with Angela Cordischi as a soloist, and featuring members of the 8th-grade choral ensemble. The middle school chorus will perform songs like, “Bridge over Troubled Water” featured soloists for the middle school chorus are Angela Cordischi, Jenna Bachman, Lilly Steinberg, Alexander Fair, and Lilah Goss.

The all-female ensemble Glitter Girls take on a girl power medley with modern hits like “Girl on Fire,” “Fight Song” and, “Roar.”

Show choir concludes the concert with popular ABBA favorites from “Mamma Mia.”

“The message I got from the students this year was that they really wanted to do great music of the decades,” stated Debra Kline-Smith, Warwick High School music teacher and show director. “We’ve done modern music previously, but with rock ‘n roll, it’s very intricate rhythmically, and it can be more difficult to perform. So many people are familiar with this type of music, and we tried to take pieces from different decades. This concert will be a great ending to a very successful year in the Warwick music department.”

Warwick would like to thank all the people behind the scenes, working on sets, costumes, lights, sounds.

“Rock ‘N Roll…The Legacy Continues” is under the direction of teachers Debra Kline-Smith and Stephan Englehart.

Warwick High School’s choral music department will present its spring concert, “Rock ‘N Roll… The Legacy Continues,” on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Senior members of the Warwick High School show choir include (front row, left to right) Amelia Fair, Isabella Goss, Heather Mitchell, Elise White; (back, l-r) Allyson Hayes, Alaina Fry, Madeline Grisbacher, and Jacob Lingenfelter.

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