Senior singers take final bow

Caitlin Grayson – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Tuesday April 25, the LRHS chorus seniors had their final performance.

The performance consisted of the beginning women’s chorus, the mixed chorus, and advanced women’s chorus exhibiting the two songs they took to Music Performance Assessment (MPA).

MustAng Capella performed three news songs, one of which they took to Solo and Ensemble and the other two were “Run to You” by Pentatonix and “Imagine” by John Lennon.

All three choruses, beginning women’s, advanced women’s and men’s chorus, performed their final songs, “Baba Yetu” in Swahili, composed by Christopher Tin and “Ukuthula” in Zulu composed by Andre Van Der Merwe.

The performance also consisted of eight solos, a duet, and a trio:

  • Junior Abby Shilling- “Love me Tender” by Nora Jones’ cover
  • Senior Sophie Khiel- “Jolene” Miley Cyrus’ cover
  • Junior Emily Stimer- “Don’t Know Why” Nora Jones
  • Senior Savannah Carpenter- “My One and Only Love” Frank Sinatra
  • Senior Josh Couve De Murville- “Say You Won’t Let Go” James Arthur
  • Senior Caitlin Grayson- “Temporary Home” Carrie Underwood
  • Senior Nathalie Ferreira- “Tale as Old as Time” Alan Menken
  • Senior Kyle Fritz- “Wish You Were Here” Pink Floyd
  • Seniors Lauren Lambert & Parker Wilson- “The Start of Something New” High School Musical 3
  • Seniors Alex Ortega, Lauren Lambert & sophomore Julia Gennocro- “Rivers and Roads” The Head and the Heart

Wilson said, “Singing in the chorus for the last time was satisfying, I put my heart and soul into the concert and everyone did amazing.”

Derrick said, “Performing with my friends for the last time was bittersweet. I will always be grateful for the entire chorus experience.”

Stephanie Szabad agrees.

“I feel really sad because it was my last concert, but I am happy that I get to start a new chapter in my life.”

LRHS chorus teacher Giselle Panagiotakis said, “Every year is bittersweet, but I’m excited to see them move on to bigger and better things. I will most definitely miss their presence, but they always come back to see me. I am so proud of my seniors; they always have done an amazing job.”