This Week in Arts– 1/23

Graphic by Melanie Egan

By Chloe Frantzis

Managing Editor of Arts

This Past Week:

 Thursday 1/19: This past Thursday night, Newton South’s Orchestra, choirs, and band groups put on a marvelous show. The evening opened with Madrigals, Newton South’s junior and senior choir, and Chorale, the sophomore choir, singing “Cantique de Jean Racine”, a romantic hymn with stunning piano accompaniment. They were later joined by Vocal Ensemble, the freshman choir, the Orchestra, and some band members for “Habanera” one of the most iconic songs from the opera Carmen. The song featured Heather Gallagher of the Boston Lyric Opera as the soloist. Not only was her voice magical and empowering, but South’s music groups blended perfectly with her voice. After a brief intermission, the Wind Ensemble took the stage and played two more pieces. They were then joined by the symphonic band. After another two pieces, the Oak Hill Middle School Band joined in for the grand finale. Overall, the night was full of wonderful and gracious guests who contributed to the overall beautiful music and atmosphere.

This Coming Week:

Thursday 1/26: This Coming Thursday night, all of Newton South’s choirs along with our orchestra and select members of the band groups will come together for a major performance with musical groups from Newton North High School. They will be joined by a performer from the Metropolitan Opera. The event will be held at Newton North in the auditorium and will mark the culmination of efforts from two schools and over a hundred talent musicians.

Friday 1/27: This Friday, Euphonic has organized a concert featuring five different performance groups at Newton South in celebration of Mozart’s Birthday. The evening will feature SASA’s Zamaana dance troupe, Euphonic, a small jazz ensemble, an indie group, and an American standards band. The event will start at 7 pm in the Seasholes auditorium and is sure to be an excellent way to get acquainted with the vastly talented musicians and performers of Newton South. Tickets are $5 at the door.