By Stella Bold
January 11, 2018: the start of a brand new year and the best time for an All Chorus Concert to warm the cold winter days. The concert began at around 7:00 PM last week with a few words from the choral director, Ms. Keller, who explained the groups performing and quickly swung the show into action.
The night began with four songs from the Middle School Choir, starting with the familiar “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Accompanying the singers was Quashnet School’s own Mrs. Hill playing the flute, and the aforementioned Ms. Keller with the Ukulele.
After ending with “Chapel of Love,” the Middle School Choir left the stage and the five-membered Chamber Choir was welcomed in their place. Despite the few numbers their performance of “Over the Sea to Skye,” filled the auditorium just the same. Leaving to go back behind the curtain, the Chamber Choir members reemerged with more people now as the Concert Choir; they sang three songs, one of which being “Ava Maria,” which resonated throughout the room.
Lastly was the Mashcappellas, a group that meets after school that is, as the name suggests, a cappella. Not having a need for her keyboard or Ukulele, the audience watched as Ms. Keller moved them to the side. At this point the set of kids stepped onto the stage, just as their teacher stepped off. The group sang three songs, and as an ode to the people watching them sang “Goodnight, Sweetheart,” to finish off the successful concert.
Meeting the choral director and some of the singers from the concert in the chorus room there was a buzz of talking. Most of the kids relaying how “That was fun, we did pretty good” and others insisting “We were not prepared at all, we didn’t start on time...” The person responsible for the concert though, Ms. Keller, said these simple yet accurate words when asked how she thought the concert went, “I think it went pretty good!” Overall the turnout was good and most kids left with a smile on their faces, knowing it was a rewarding day.