This week, the Upper School Choirs presented their 10th annual Winter Masterworks Concert, led by Dana Self, Director of Choirs. There were two identical performances on Wednesday, one at 4:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. in Orthwein Theatre.
In celebration of the tenth-anniversary concert, the choirs shared “the best of the best” from the major works performed over the last 10 years. The 2018 concert featured selections from Mozart’s “Requiem,” Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols,” Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G,” John Leavitt’s “Missa Festiva,” Handel’s “Messiah” and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass in C.”
The choirs also performed several lighthearted holiday favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Deck the Halls.” The choirs were accompanied by a professional orchestra along with members of the MICDS Strings Ensemble and the Upper School Band.
Near the end of the concert, Dana Self presented a framed plaque of the concert program cover signed by all members of the choir and presented it to Head of School, Lisa Lyle.
“I wanted to thank Lisa for her unwavering support of the vocal music program here at MICDS and for sharing her vision of this concert series,” said Dana. “It’s not only challenged these kids, but it has challenged me and stretched me to grow as a teacher and a director.”
Bravo to all performers at the 10th annual Winter Masterworks Concert!