WHS spring concert will celebrate America

By on May 9, 2018

The Warwick High School music department presents its upcoming spring concert “We The People…United We Stand,” on Saturday, May 12, starting at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m. in the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center. Admission to the show is free and doors open one hour prior to each performance.

These talented high school and middle school students have been rehearsing for months and are ready to perform some of America’s most beloved tunes. The show will feature numbers by concert choir, show choir, the Glitter Girls, middle school chorus, and choral ensemble.

“Our concert challenges every American to focus on what unites us, what we have in common, and what pulls us together,” stated Debra Kline-Smith director of the choirs. “We celebrate in one voice what brings out the best in people: pride, strength, perseverance and faith.”

Warwick High School presents “America” at Warwick High School in Lititz, PA on May 7, 2018.

The music department tributes this show to America’s truest heroes, the common man and woman. The high school octet opens up the show with their rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” featuring Lauren Epps, Madison Felpel, Amelia Fair, Isabella Goss, Johnathan Stephenson, Akash Banerjee, Josiah McCracken and Micah Bomberger.

Next up is show choir with favorites like “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “This Is America.” Featured soloists include Caleb Goss, Hudson Jean, Micah Bomberger and Lillian Durbin.
Concert choir rounds out the first half of the show with numbers “Homeland” and “Worthy To Be Praised.”Soloists are Brett Knudson, Marina Perrotti, Josiah McCracken and Katie Bender.
Middle school choral selections include “Amazing Grace” and “Hand In Hand.” Middle school octet members include: Aubrey Bitner, Holly Colvin, Angela Cordischi, Camille Cox, Lilah Goss, Tori Guhl, Lilly Steinberg and Jayna Wilbur.

Choral ensemble starts off the second half with the following repertoire: “Homeward Bound,” “You’ll Be In My Heart,” “This Is My Country,” and more. Soloists include Angela Cordishi, Emily Craig, Emma Walls and Talia Bertrando.

The all-female ensemble, Glitter Girls take on the classic songs “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Shenandoah.” The choirs then combine for “America Will Always Stand,” with Johnathan Stephenson and Lauren Epps as soloists.

Closing out the show will be concert choir with a finale of “A Million Dreams,” featuring all Warwick senior members. The high school is located at 301 W. Orange St.

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