Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Festival Choir and Alumni Choir members performed at the spring concert in the St. Thomas Chapel Thursday night.
The evening focused on showcasing all the choirs’ talents as well as saying goodbye to the seniors.
The evening started with choir director Dr. Angela Broeker having each senior come up in front of the audience and reading memories other choir members had written.
Freshman Dalton Neu said, “I really liked the senior memory sharing. That was especially emotional for the seniors. Choir is like your family.”
Senior Dan Petranek described his last choir concert as “bittersweet.”
“I don’t think I will ever have another opportunity to make music with a group of this caliber. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m really going to miss it. It’s been so good that I can’t just help but be thankful that I got the chance I did, “ Petranek said.
Besides just focusing on the seniors, alumni choir members were present and singing as well.
“It was nice to have the alumni come back with us and be able to sing with them and have that bonding of the generations, “ sophomore Dillon Bogenreif said.
To accommodate the alumni, the choirs sang favorite pieces from years past.
“It’s kind of a nostalgic way to look back at it and enjoy the past as well as the present,” Bogenreif said.
Past pieces that were sung included “Domine Fili Unigenite,” “Shenandoah” and “He Never Failed Me Yet.”
The choirs sang some pieces from this school year as well.
Concert Choir performed “Requiem” and Chamber Singers performed “La Ponte Mirabeau” for its pieces for this year. Some of the songs were sung by Festival Choir as well, which is Concert Choir and Chamber Singers combined.
A highlight for some of the singers was the concert’s location.
Petranek said, “I love singing in this chapel. The acoustics are just incredible.”
For some singers, the evening meant more than just singing.
Petranek added, “It is just a joyful place, joyful people, how could it not be great?”
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