Nearly 500 people applauded the work of 170 Centralia High School choir and orchestra students the evening of March 10.
That is when they, along with CHS vocal music and orchestra director Leah Rolfson presented the school’s pre-contest concert, titled “March Madness.”
The orchestra performed “Legends of Glory,” by Kathryn Griesinger and “Finlandia” arranged by Jon O’Neill.
The audience then heard Ryan Millier perform “Concerto in A Minor,” by Antoniao Vivalidi, followed later by “Traumerei” by Schumann; Terra Veazey – “Nocturne” by Luigi Bassi; Duke Newsted – “I wander as I wander,” by John Jacob Niles; Sam Lynn – “Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster; The Legacy Choir – “In the upper room,” by Russell Nagy; The Music Maniacs – “My very own,” by Susan Labarr; Chamber Choir – “Ubi Caritas,” by Ola Gjeilo and “Love: Then and Still,” by Labarr; Emily Burchardt – “Danny Boy,” by Fred Weatherly; Abbie Ross – “American Lullaby.” by Gladys Rich; Xaden Lockett – “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal,” by Roger Quilter and the Concert Choir – “Jubilate Deo,” by Peter Angela and “I’m going Home,” by Kyle Pederson.
Rolfson said the students would be competing in music contests next Thursday and Saturday at Mexico High School.
However orchestra and choir director Leah Rolfson released the following announcement today:
For more, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.