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CCHS Choir performs final concert of school year

  • After a senior slideshow at CCHS’s “2019 Finale Concert” at North Grand Auditorium Tuesday, alumni were invited onto the stage to join the entire ensemble of choirs in the singing of the alma mater, as is the tradition after every CCHS vocal music concert. (Photo submitted.)

  • The CCHS Concert Choir performs “Daniel, Daniel Servant of the Lord,” during the “2019 Finale Concert” at North Grand Auditorium Tuesday. (Press photo James Grob.)

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com

The Charles City High School vocal music department presented its “2019 Finale Concert” on Tuesday at North Grand Auditorium.

The vocal music director is Derek Sturtevant. The choirs were accompanied by Chris Cleveland on piano.

Senior Division I soloists and ensembles warmed up the audience before the various choirs took to the stage.

Olivia Wolfe performed “The Lovely Song My Heart is Singing” by Edmund Goulding, accompanied by Cherie Shafer. Ruby Peterson performed Mozart’s “Voi che sapete” also accompanied by Shafer, and the Concert Choir Women’s Triple Trio, made up of Wolfe, Nora Sullivan, Anastasia Baldus, Darian Cleveland, Kristin George, Madison Lincoln, Emily Woodard, Kiarra Mashek and McKenna Oleson, performed “Hope is the Thing With Feathers” by Susan LaBarr.

The CCHS Chamber Choir performed “Banks of Doon” by Donna Gartman Schultz, accompanied by Lincoln on violin, and “Little Innocent Lamb” by Marshall Bartholomew.

The Comet Chorus performed “Steal Away” by Patrick Dupre Quigley, “Come to the Music” by Joseph Martin and “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” by Laura Farnell.

The CCHS Concert Choir performed “Unclouded Day” by Nick Klemetson, with soloists that included Peterson, Stephen Bachman, Jadyn Hegtvedt, Isaak Jensen, Shane Fleming, Anastasia Baldus, Nora Sullivan and Cinnamon Evans.

The concert choir also performed “O Love” by Elaine Hangenberg and “Daniel, Daniel Servant of the Lord” by Undine S. Moore, with soloists Stephen Bachman and Nathan Schultz.

Members of the senior class who were honored were Myckaela Alderman, Samantha Alinea, Stephen Bachman, Anastasia Baldus, Guinevere Calpito, Kaydon Cormeny, Edgina David, Cinnamon Evans, Shane Fleming, Jadyn Hegtvedt, Rebecca Hoffman, Isaak Jensen, Abram Marth, Ruby Peterson, Billie Rodemaker, Dawson Solomon, Crystal-Monique Stiles, Nora Sullivan, Sophie Thompson, Alexia Ungacta, Harley Wilson, Olvia Wolfe and Ryan Zuspan.

After a senior slideshow, alumni were invited onto the to join the entire ensemble of choirs in the singing of the alma mater, as is the tradition after every CCHS vocal music concert.

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