The Wauseon Middle School choirs took the stage March 14 and entertained an audience of parents, family and friends.
Under the direction of Angelica Dunsavage various sixth, seventh and eighth grade choirs and soloists performed “Music of the Movies.” They sang songs from various movies including pieces from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Shrek, O’Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Pink Panther and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Dunsavage said that students began rehearsing the evening’s music selections in January. However, with various weather delays and cancellations along with testing, their time to prepare for the concert was diminished. Listeners, however, were none the wiser as the students performed their pieces enthusiastically, filling the cafetorium with their lovely voices.
Eighth grader, Hunter Mattin kicked off the evening with his rendition of “The Candy Man.” The Sixth Grade Chorus followed with another selection from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory called “Pure Imagination.” The sixth graders finished with “If I Only Had a Brain” from the Wizard of Oz.
Next the Eighth Grade Men’s chorus performed “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” from O’Brother, Where Art Thou? and “Hallelujah” from Shrek.
Following them seventh grader, Delanie Roush, sang “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas and the Seventh Grade Chorus performed a “scat” rendition of the wordless “Theme” from the Pink Panther. The seventh graders also performed one of their favorites, “Circle of Life” from The Lion King.
Prior to the Eighth Grade Women’s Chorus performance, eighth grader, Jordyn Kinnersley, sang “In My Own Little Corner” from Cinderella. The Eighth Grade Women’s chorus ended the evening with the selections “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and “Medley” from Sister Act.
Wauseon Middle School students are required to take chorus, band, general music or art. For more information about the Wauseon choirs, like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/indianchoirs
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