Darby Arts celebrate the holidays

On Wednesday, December 13th, the band, the orchestra, and the choir all came together to celebrate the holidays. Every year the week before winter break they put on a Celebration Concert. It is a wonderful time and a must see if you live in Hilliard and love Christmas carols.

  The symphonic band kicked off the concert with an incredible performance of the theme song from The Incredibles. Next, towards the back of the stage, the Concert Choir sang a beautiful version of Angels We Have Heard on High. The Percussion Ensemble also put on a long and well put together Air for the G String in front of the stage. At the back of the auditorium, the Jazz Ensemble played a very upbeat version of Silver Bells. Heading back to the back of the stage the Concert Choir sang what sounded like a very difficult song to sing, but they did it very well, Baba Yetu.

  Sophomore Ben Medrano and Sophomore Jack Schnitzsaphn had the only solos of the night where they took turns singing the tenor melody. The Men’s Chorus then joined the audience to sing a very beautiful African Noel. The men came off the stage and lined up along the wall next to the filled seats of the auditorium for a more intimate feel.

  Medrano enjoyed performing with the men’s chorus.

  “I imagine a concert where all the choirs mesh together at once to the point where you don’t really even notice what group we’re a part of,” shared Medrano.

  The last song of the night was Winter Palace put on by the combined symphony orchestra. It was a lovely way to end the night.

  If you were in attendance at the concert, these students are so happy you came out to support them, each and every individual worked hard to put such an amazing concert for everyone to enjoy.

  Great job to all the students who worked very hard. Have a great winter break, happy holiday and have a happy New Year from all of us here at Panther Press!

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