Choral Concert Spotlights Wauseon Talent

By Bill Bray – THE VILLAGE REPORTER

Eight Wauseon School choirs performed Sunday to a packed auditorium at Wauseon High School during the Fall Choir Concert entitled A Concert for a Better World.

The Elementary Choir, directed by Caitlyn Lay, performed three songs ‘Rhythm of the Rain’, ‘Why We Sing’, and ‘Twist and Shout’.

Jessica Aeschliman took over directing duties as the seventh grade choir was next to appear on stage pleasing the crowd with ‘Bonse Aba’, ‘Inscription of Hope’ and ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’. The eighth grader men’s choir, also from the Wauseon Middle School, followed with ‘The Battle Cry of Freedom’, “Lonesome Road’, and ‘Rock Island Line.’

Next was the eight grade women’s choir. They sang “Sumer in Icumen in’, ‘She Sings’, and ‘Can You Hear’. During this performance there were three featured soloists including Randi Cook, Olivia Ladd and Tyler Thourot.

The high school choirs were led by the Concert Choir. ‘Ding-a-Ding-a Ding’, ‘Don’t Forget Me’, and ‘This Little LIght of Mine’ were their three songs. The new vocal jazz group sang ‘Lullabye’.

The A Cappella Choir was the final group on stage during the afternoon assembly. They began with ‘Turkish March for Voices’ followed by ‘Set Me As a Seal’. The men from the A Cappella choir came forward and sang and rousing renditions of ‘Walk WIth Me In The Sun’ and ‘In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’. Tony Howard and Chris Yackee were the soloists.

The final song of the afternoon was entitled ‘Vox Populi’.

Bill Bray may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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