Friday, May 26, 2017

2017-18 Treble Ensemble and Chamber Choir

Congratulations to all for a fantastic week of auditions! Your instructors are continually impressed by the level of musicianship and artistry each time we hear auditions, and this week was certainly no exception. Each of you can be proud of the great work you've done to prepare, and you should know how much we value your commitment to your own musical growth and to the DGN Choirs family.

Rosters for next year's Treble Ensemble & Chamber Choir are below - congratulations to those of you who will represent our program as members of our varsity ensembles.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Treble Ensemble, 2017-2018

Ellie Banke
Shelby Berghorst
Molly Bohan
Kelly Brinkman
Grace Costello
Liz Forassiepi
Claire Flynn
Rebekah Hardy
Fumei Jackson
Mia Knutson
Emma Larson
Emma Nykiel
Alex Panos
Amanda Smith
Ally Tenorio
Caroline Weidman

Chamber Choir, 2017-2018
Sam Breit
Will Duellman
Sarah Durbin
Jamie Gamonez
Jake Harpur
Isaiah Isobal
Liam Johnson
Cecilia Kowara
Ben Kulat
Jack Langan
Lindsey LeBeda
Sidney Lee
Claire Marino
Katy McCafferty
Bella Mingey
Katie Pitts
Brendan Quealy
Patrick Ryan
Logan Southworth
Harry Stagaman
Callie Thomas
Matt Troher

Saturday, May 13, 2017

DGN Choir Recognition Night Honors Students

Congratulations to the DGN Choir students on their incredibly successful year of music making and a wonderful Recognition Night last night!  A special thanks is extended to Ms. Kelly Johnson, Ms. Bev Nykiel and their team of volunteers who coordinated the Choir Banquet!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Video Replay: 70 Years at the Tony Awards!

Images from Showcase 2017

Congratulations to the members of the @dgnchoirs for spectacular performances in the 2017 Choral Showcase: 70 Years at the Tony Awards!

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!