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CCMS presents spring vocal concert

  • The CCMS fifth-grade chorus students donned some cool shades for their opening number at the middle school concert Tuesday evening at the North Grand Building. (Press photo James Grob.)

  • The Charles City Middle School fifth grade chorus students donned some cool shades for their opening number at the middle school concert Tuesday evening at the North Grand Building. (Press photo James Grob.)

  • Director Tara Dean and the middle school fifth grade chorus students seemed pretty pleased with the crowd’s reaction after their opening number at the middle school concert Tuesday evening at the North Grand Building. (Press photo James Grob.)

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com

The Charles City Community School District presented a middle school spring vocal concert Tuesday at the North Grand Building.

The show featured performances by the various choruses in grades 5-8, directed by Tara Dean and Derek Sturtevant, with Chris Cleveland on piano accompaniment.

The fifth graders started the show off, donning sunglasses as they sang “Bop Shu Wop” by Joe Ingram III. The fifth graders also performed “Chumbara” by Dave and Jean Perry and “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. Soloists for the 5th-graders were Gracie Hagarty and Brynn Roethler.

The sixth grade chorus performed “Child of the Universe” by Craig Cassils and ‘Reflections of a Lad at Sea” by Don Besig and Nancy Price. They closed their set with “Shut up and Dance,” by Walk the Moon, an arrangement by Mac Huff.

The seventh and eighth grade boys performed “Cantar!” by Jay Althouse, with some assistance from the ninth and 10th grade boys chorus. Soloists included Anders Haglund and Will Holzer.

The seventh and eighth grade girls performed “This Is Me,” from the musical “The Greatest Showman,” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, arranged by Audrey Snyder. Soloists included Annemarie Hansen and Harper McInroy.

The full seventh and eighth grade chorus performed “Deo Dicamus Gratias,” by Victor C. Johnson and “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons.

To close the evening, all the choruses came together on stage to sing “Adiemus” by Karl Jenkins, with vocal solos by Jillian March and Katie Cross. The song featured Sophia Jensen on flute, Natalie White on conga drums and Andrew White on suspended cymbal.

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