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Seniors, Soloists Soar at Upper School Spring Concert

Seniors, Soloists Soar at Upper School Spring Concert

On Tuesday, May 16 the Upper School concert wowed audience members by featuring upbeat numbers and popular selections. It was a special evening for our senior GFA musicians including Wick Ackerman, Dylan Cofsky, Molly Duffy, Charles Henry, Elias Kennon, Will McGonagle, Tyler Shea, and Charlie Yates of the Wind Ensemble, LyNeta Brand, Kendall Caron-Quinn, Daniela Galik, Elizabeth Jones, Max Laferriere, Charles LaFreniere, Sadie Paulos, Fiona Reynolds, Emily Walsh, and Chloe Whelan from the Concert Choir and Steven Burrell, Jr. Eleanor Jannotta, Elizabeth Jones, Luke Laferriere, Emily Walsh, and Ella Woodbury of the Chamber Orchestra. Several of these artists will be pursuing music at the next level including Elizabeth Jones who will be majoring in cello performance at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory, Kendall Caron-Quinn at Skidmore, and Chloe Whelan who will be majoring in Theater and Music at Loyola Marymount in LA.  The GFA performing arts department would like to salute these talented Dragons who have been delighting us with their musical prowess for years. They will be missed!

The evening kicked off with the Wind Ensemble, led by Dr. Rex Cadwallader, performing  “Feeling Good,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Smooth,” “Fool Me Once,” and “Lullaby of Birdland.” 

Next, the Upper School Concert Choir sang a number of songs featuring some standout solos. The set list included “Air/Fire from Elements,” “One Voice” by the Wailing Jennys with soloists Elizabeth Jones, Kendall Caron Quinn, and Alexis Campbell, “Spoonful of Sugar” - arranged by Alexis Campbell, with soloists Chloe Whelan and Alexis Campbell, “Truly Brave” with soloists LyNeta Brand and Phoebe Bryan, “Wana Baraka” with soloists Alexis Campbell and Olivia Smith, “Dulaman” with soloist Zoe Monschein, and “Ad Astra.” 

The Upper School Chamber took the stage with some dance-along favorites including selections from “Phantom of the Opera,” “YMCA,” “The Best of Abba,” and highlights from the “Amadeus” soundtrack.