Ashburn, Va (November 20, 2014) –
From Leanne K – Stone Bridge Tribune reporter
Adrenaline was rushing and excitement was flowing through the auditorium as the choir concert date was finally approaching.
The performers were anxious to get on the stage and sing their hearts out to the crowd full of family and friends.
The singers were not just singing for themselves and the audience but for their director that they love dearly, Ms. Debbie Settle. This was her first concert back after over a year of battling cancer and it was a triumph of a show to mark a new beginning.
In the weeks prior, the five ensembles, Concert Choir, Treble Choir, 745 Chorale, Jazz Choir and Varsity choir, worked into the nights to perfect the songs to their absolute best. “Many, many, many hours were put into this concert but it was all worth it because all of the ensembles sounded absolutely stunning,” junior Margaret Zeller said.
This wasn´t a typical fall choir concert though. Time was taken out of rehearsals to prepare for the other part of the concert, the fundraising. Parents and students took time to work on all sorts of goodies for a bake sale and silent auction prizes to raise money for not just the choir but some money was donated from the ticket sales to the Loudoun Abused Women Shelter.
“We wore purple accent colors to support domestic abuse awareness month. It was a great idea to show that we support multiple problems out in the world,” junior Matison White said. All of the members of the choir helped show awareness for those affected. Every aspect in the concert connected to domestic abuse awareness month in some sort of way. “Each ensemble sang a song related to relationships and my favorite had to the 745´s moonlight and rain because we did something we hadn’t done before by adding a violin player and it brought the song to a whole new level and sounded gorgeous,” junior Margaret Good said.
During the intermission between the Men´s Choir and Treble Choir pieces, the silent auction took place. Anyone that wanted to win had bid before the show started on items from locally donated free laser tag passes to baskets filled with coffee items or manicure and pedicure spa items that were hand made by the choirs themselves. Each ensemble performed their pieces and for the final touch at the end every different choir member came out and they sang a group song. “We got a standing ovation at the end of the last song and it made me feel really good and relieved that the show had ended successfully with no major screw ups,” Good said.
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