Colebrookdale students catch the musical spirit

Submitted photo Lollipop Guild

Did you catch it? Did you catch it? Did you catch our Colebrookdale Chorus Concert on Wednesday, April 24?

The concert, The Sounds of Musicals, featured songs from Grease, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wiz, The Lion King, and The Wizard of Oz.

Colebrookdale Chorus and Ensemble members ‘caught’ the musical spirit to make the concert a huge success. Many students were featured as soloists.

The Colebrookdale Ensemble, created from of 37 select fifth and sixth grade students, was featured first. Sixteen girls gave up their recesses to learn a ballet dance for “The Lullaby League” from The Wizard of Oz. The dance was choreographed by Hannah Desko, Lizzie Kandler and CES 6th grade students. Dancers included Ashley Anousaya, Courtney Dierolf, Emma Elwell, Christine Gallagher, Trinity Herbst, Alexis Jacobs, Julie Kleban, Samantha Lawhorne , Katelyn Macomber, Kasey Ricci, Nya Rollins, Aliyah Smith, Tricia Tadley, and Angela Trievel.

A group of courageous boys was highlighted as the Lollipop Guild. “Dancers” included Zac Jordan, Willie McDevitt, Jason Moyer, Austin Pawloski, Jacob Sonder, and Josh Trate. Lollipops were created by art teacher Darcy Nuding and her sixth grade art helpers with help from Joe Levengood.

The audience was thrilled when the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Dorothy walked onto the stage arm in arm. The Scarecrow was sung by Josh Trate, Chris Angus played the Tin Man, Jacob Sonder played the Lion, and Courtney Dierolf sang “Over the Rainbow” as Dorothy.

Later in the concert, audiences were wowed by soloists Aliyah Smith and Ashley Anousaya in “Ease On Down the Road.” Choreography was by Mrs. Lori Freed, director. Soloists for We Are One were Angelina Meitzler and Brianna Loston.

The Colebrookdale Chorus, 70 students in number, sang several songs to end the concert. Soloists included Jason Moyer and Emma Elwell. The concert concluded with “We Go Together” from Grease, complete with the hand jive. The students (and director) had so much fun!

Student accompanists included Julie Kleban, fifth grade; Derek Dierolf, sixth Grade; and Hannah Desko, sixth grade. Hannah Desko also treated the audience to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata in an outstanding piano solo. Mrs. Freed would like to thank all the teachers, staff, aides, and parent helpers that helped with the concert. An enormous thank you the CES and BASH stage crews. The concerts have had to move to a different location due to a growth in choral singers and audience size and the high school was willing to accommodate us for this concert. Mrs. Freed would like to give a special thank you to fellow musician and CES principal, Mr. Michael Stoudt, and also to the CES Choral parents who support their children in their musical education.

If you didn’t “catch it,” the concert will run on our cable access channel, Comcast 969, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. and 7 pm.

Article submitted by Colebrookdale Elementary School.

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