Tonight, I was lucky enough to enjoy a wide range of movie classics, ranging from My Fair Lady to High School Musical, at the Winston Campus Junior High Cluster Choral Concert. This concert is an annual tradition that brings together the choruses from Winston Campus Junior High's four elementary "feeder" schools. The theme for this year's event was "Let's Go To The Movies," and that is just what the audience did.
The concert began with the choruses from Lake Louise, Jane Addams, Virginia Lake, Winston Campus Elementary and Winston Campus Junior High all singing "Let's Go To The Movies" as one impressive chorus.
Next, the Lake Louise chorus, under the direction of Laurie Scarpelli, performed Singing in the Rain from the movie of the same title, and Put on Your Sunday Clothes from My Fair Lady.
The chorus from Jane Addams followed. Under the direction of Sharman Galezewski, the students performed You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch from the movie The Grinch Stole Christmas. This was followed by a quartet of students who performed the Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie.
Next, students from Virginia Lake who will be attending Winston Campus Junior High School performed a medley of songs from Mary Poppins. The Virginia Lake chorus is directed by Kate Arenberg.
Yu-Fen Smith then led the Winston Campus Elementary chorus through Somewhere Over The Rainbow from the Wizard of Oz. The elementary chorus was joined by the junior high chorus, led by Robert Moffett, for the song Our Town from the movie Cars.
Chorus members from Winston Campus then performed a selection of songs from 101 Dalmatians, this year's 5th-8th grade musical, including Dalmatian Plantatian, Dalmatian Conga, and My Beautiful Coat.
To end the program, all five choruses performed We're All In This Together from High School Musical.
Mr. Moffett from Winston Campus Junior High ended the evening by praising the children for their talents, and thanking the parents, "because that talent is probably genetic."