By Natalie Krafft
On April 14th, Tri-City Prep’s music department had its very last concert of the year. All three groups performed exceptionally that night. The audience was also given the lovely surprise of a quintet group, dubbed Strings and Things.
Choir was the first to go, and they suffered a small mishap of not being able to find their music. However, a couple students went up and provided some light humor to distract from the mild setback. Everything eventually went for better and the choir sang beautifully, as always.
Strings and Things also made their debut performance with an excerpt from the Eine Kleine Nachtmusick by Mozart. Lauren Sarantopoulos and Devon Bonelli played on their violin while Amanda Bertsch played the Violin I part on her flute with Sarantopoulos. Natalie Krafft was on viola, and Mathew Lanning played away on his cello.
Beginnings Strings played after, surpassing many people’s expectations. What is interesting about this year’s class is that many of them already had a musical background. This previous knowledge of music most certainly helped them to sound better than other Beginning Strings classes from the past.
Chamber Orchestra settled for vigor in their selections playing both loud and strong pieces. Despite the awkwardness of setting up the chairs, the audience seemed very pleased with the music itself. Mrs. T also took this time to award Lauren Sarantopoulos and Ethan & Natalie Krafft the silver ladle award for winning this year’s Chili Cook Off.
To end the program, all three groups came together to sing a medley of songs from The Phantom of the Opera. Many soloists were featured for this pieces. Kate DuBroy, Seth Rollin, Grace Padilla, Ian Otto, Solena Daniels, Dayna Bergman, Ammon Worden, Max Baker, and Emma Burns were all among the soloists. They all sang incredibly alongside their fellow peers.
Now that the spring concert has come to an end, the classes now work towards Graduation! Graduation will be on May 27th and it is mandatory for all music students to attend. The TCP Music Department did a wonderful job this year with all their hard work and performances!