Thursday, April 06, 2017

Showcase 2017 Soloists!

70 Years at the Tony Awards!Choral Showcase 2017
Listing of Soloists

As always, thanks to all who auditioned – we heard almost 80 auditions and it was WONDERFUL to hear you all!  Your growth is impressive, and there is SO MUCH to celebrate!

Soloists:  please check in with us on Friday so that we can touch base and/or get music to you!

Solos performed within choral selections -

With You, from Pippin (Freshman Ensemble)
Lisette Luna

Ease on Down the Road, from The Wiz (Treble Ensemble)
Claire Marino

Memory, from Cats (Treble Ensemble)
Katy McCafferty, Katie Pitts & Callie Thomas

We Dance, from Once on This Island (Freshman Ensemble)
Alexis Adamo, Isabel LeVan & Caroline Young

Come to My Garden, from The Secret Garden (Freshman Choir)
Maddie Klockner

Seasons of Love, from Rent (Concert Choir)
Peter Gartlan & Emma Larson

Popular, from Wicked (Freshman Choir)
Samantha Neveril

You Can’t Stop the Beat, from Hairspray (All Choirs)
Jaye Sevcik & Deanna Fields

Additional solos, duets, & trios -

Cockeyed Optimist, from South Pacific
Molly Bohan

What’s the Matter with Kids Today, from Bye Bye, Birdie
Billy Berberich & Grace Costello

You Could Drive a Person Crazy, from Company
Sarah Durbin, Jamie Gamonez, & Lindsey LeBeda

On My Own, from Les Miserables
Julia Isoniemi

Think of Me, from Phantom of the Opera
Cecilia Kowara

You’ll Be Back, from Hamilton
Harry Stagaman

Only Us, from Dear Evan Hansen
Ellie Banke & Patrick Ryan

Monday, March 20, 2017

D99 Vocal Honors Recital

Congratulations to the students of the North and South High School Choral Music Programs on their beautiful performances at the 2017 District 99 Vocal Honors Recital.

Special thanks and recognition is also extended to the Private Voice Instructors who mentor these outstanding musicians: Keith Bertrandt, Todd Diehl, Colleen Lingenfelter, Holley McKee, Jann Mochelle, Ingrid Mueller, and Stephanie Springer.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Elise Cismesia - ACDA National High School Honors Choir

Congratulations to @dgnchoirs senior Elise Cismesia who was selected by competitive audition to perform this weekend with the American Choral Directors Association "2017 National High School Honors Choir" in Minneapolis, MN. Sining under the direction of GRAMMY-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, Elise joined an elite ensemble made up of the most talented high school vocalists from across the United States.  This prestigious event culminated with two performances at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.  

Congratulations, Elise!  #WeAreDGN!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Vocal Festival Results - Vocal Honors Recital

Congratulations to all for an outstanding Vocal Festival.  Each of our clinicians complimented your work, both in terms of preparation and artistic impact.  You have so much to be proud of!

The following events were given Honorable Mention recognition by our clinicians:
Grace Costello
Kotomi Crabdree
Sarah Durbin
Deanna Fields
Liz Forassiepi
Lily Fosco
Jamie Gamonez

Maureen Kelliher
Ethan Kinnear
Maddie Klockner
Bella Mingey
Emma Moravec
Kate Neary
Callie Thomas
As you already know, the following events were selected to perform at last Tuesday afternoon’s runoff, an honors recital in its own right:
Ellie Banke
Elise Cismesia
Esther Farley
Travis Feldman
Danielle Gonzales
Fumei Jackson
Cecilia Kowara
Isabelle LaBianco
Jack Langan
Emma Larson/Claire Marino/Fletcher Peters Trio
Emma Larson
Lindsey LeBeda
Claire Marino
Lizzie McNamara
Olivia Morrow
Brendan Quealy
Emma Segrest
Sharon Stagaman
Caroline Weidman
Caroline Young

Finally, the clinicians selected the following events to represent North High School at the 2017 District 99 Vocal Honors Recital, to be held on Monday evening, March 20th, at 7:00 PM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Congratulations to the following performers:

Ellie Banke
Elise Cismesia
Danielle Gonzales
Cecilia Kowara
Jack Langan
Brendan Quealy
Sharon Stagaman

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Vocal Festival

Over 65 North High singers participated in our annual Vocal Festival today. Many thanks to our three clinicians, Mr. Lee Kesselman, Ms. Janet Reynolds and Ms. Michelle Wrighte, for providing our students with many amazing learning moments. It was a tremendous day of music sharing and growth.