The annual spring choir concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. The concert — featuring performances from freshmen choir, gender choirs, Choraliers and chamber choir — is expected to last two to three hours.
Each year, choir director Ken Foley selects a theme to base all of the song selections on — in years past, East choirs have showcased the Beatles classics, Broadway songs and more. This year, the theme is Disney.
According to senior and four year choir member Lauren Winston, this makes the concert more fun and lighthearted. Winston is a part of Choraliers — the choir consisting of juniors and seniors — and they are performing songs including “Love is an Open Door” from “Frozen” and “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King”. The group has also prepared skits to “spice up” some of their songs, according to Winston.
“I’m glad we are doing Disney, since this is the last concert for the seniors,” Winston said. “It’s kind of nice to do something nostalgic. That’s kind of the whole vibe for the concert because the seniors are looking back on their years in choir.”
Before the concert, many choir seniors also prepare a speech that they present to the choirs. For senior Katie Caniglia, a member of Choraliers and Chamber Choir, this is the element of the spring concert that sets it apart.
“The last concert is really emotional for everyone knowing that you most likely will never have the same experience,” Caniglia said. “It’s the last time a lot of people get to make music together, which we’ve been doing for the past 4 years.”
The concert will take place in the East auditorium, and is also available on smeharbinger.net via the live broadcast.