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Choral Concert provides a Delightful Afternoon of Entertainment
by Trish Gallagher - Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Choral singing is thriving at Saint John High School. With a whopping 100 students in the concert choir directed by Ms. Trish Gallagher, voices soared in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception demonstrating dedication and a sincere love of singing. Selections were accompanied by the SJHS string ensemble directed by Ms. Ali Leonard as well as pianists Maria Mason, Yeauen Kim, Rennai Hernandez, Kyungmin Lee and Sam Song (clarinet), Mark Ji ( flute), Yeauen Kim (violin), Drew Murdoch (cajon), Maria Mason and Conor Britt (cello). Performances were also presented by the SJHS Jazz Choir, Girls' choir,
and the newly formed SJHS Men's Chorus who shared a modern arrangement of O Holy Night. Vocal soloists include: Sheehan Flatt, Jason Gillan, Shane Scott, Emily Johnston, and Victoria Lincoln.
The SJHS Alumni Youth Choir directed by Dr. Kevin Langford delighted the audience with their debut performance of four selections.
The choirs have had a busy season singing for various concerts and charity functions including the Empty Stocking Fund, Brenans Memorial Service, Dennis Knibb Memorial Service, the Rogers TV Christmas special, Brunswick Square, Sparkle Uptown, the District String Concert, the open house at the SJ Public Library, and the fund raising concert for Trinity Anglican Church. These exceptional young people juggle full schedules but still make time to sing together and reach out to their community with their gift of music.