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The Northern High School Chorus performed in a live streamed concert on May 20th at 7pm which included senior solos, small ensemble songs, and full choir songs. Four seniors, Maggie Ketterer, Mady Repman, Daniel Reyes and Katie Ryan all performed special songs for their senior solos including (in order): I Will by the Beatles, All American Girl by Carrie Underwood, Best Friend, by Dan Reyes, and How Far I’ll Go from Moana.


Small ensembles performed Interjections from School House Rock by the Women’s Chorus; Take a Break from Hamilton by Katie, Mady and Dan; Hero by Mariah Carey and sung by the Bear Singers; and Star Wars (John Williams is the Man) performed by the men’s quartet.

The Select Choir took the stage and sang the Pentatonix arrangement of Sound of Silence, by Paul Simon. Music awards were presented to seniors: Maggie Ketterer, Distinguished Service Award; Katie Ryan, (Choral) Department Award; and Daniel Reyes, National School Choral Award.


Lastly, the whole mixed chorus joined the stage for Tutakwenda, Eric Whitacre’s Sing Gently, and Christopher Tin’s Baba Yetu. The Concert was entitled Sing Gently, and its message is that together we will get through this. Eric Whitacre wrote Sing Gently in response to the pandemic and with hopes that the song would bring comfort to people. Congratulations to all the students for a job well done and for persevering during a challenging year of music making. Best wishes to the seniors as they continue life’s journey. You will be missed!