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Winter Choir Concert Brings Together Vocal Groups

Winter Choir Concert With 16 numbers by an array of groups, Cheltenham High School vocal arts were in full flourish Thursday evening at the winter choir concert in Stretton Hall. The Concert Choir, Select Choir, Voces Altas, Vwa Ba, Sons of Pitch and Up the Octave performed their own selections. The groups came together to open the concert with the Kenyan folk song “Wana Baraka” and Finnish folk song “Aleleloila” and closed the concert with “River” from the movie “The Mission.”

In between, the concert choir sang the traditional spiritual “Walk Together, Children” and “Wanting Memories.” The Voces Altas performed “Sesere Eeye,” the traditional song and dance from Torres Strait Islands, and the American folk song “Nine Hundred Miles.” The Vwa Ba group performed the traditional Venezuelan song “Canto del Agua” and “Good Old Acapella.” The boys a cappella group Sons of Pitch took the stage following intermission and performed the Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” and Michael Bublé’s “Nobody but Me,” followed by the girls a cappella group Up the Octave singing Beyoncé’s “Halo” and “Issues.” The select choir finished the group performances with renditions of “How Lovely are the Messengers,” the traditional spiritual “I Can Tell the World” and “Amor de mi Alma.”