Friday, May 31, 2013
By ABBY SLANKER
The Canfield Village Middle School’s fifth- and sixth-grade choirs presented their annual Spring Concert at Canfield High School May 7. Both choirs were under the direction of Stephanie Summers and were accompanied on piano by Alison Morris, on bass by Dan Kalosky and on percussion by Brian Teeters.
The fifth-grade choir opened the show with “Sing We a Song” by Greg Gilpin and moved into “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Lee Perkins, arranged by Emerson.
The fifth-graders then sang “Bus Stop,” by Phyllis Wolfe-White, while motioning to the music. The choir ended their portion of the concert with “Peace Be With You,” by Steve Kupfershmid, which the students dedicated to CVMS teacher Ken Reel and others battling cancer. Fifth-grade student narrators, including Ethan Schenker, Lucia Rohrbaugh, Kate Jesko, Hunter Conrad and Mackenzie Durham, introduced the selections.
The sixth-grade choir took the stage and belted out “Rock Around the Clock” by Max C. Freedman and Jimmy DeKnight. Next, they sang “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Weiss, Peretti and Creatore and arranged by Jeff Funk.
The choir slowed down a bit with the ballad “How Could Anyone” by Libby Roderick and arranged by Mac Huff.
The sixth-graders closed the concert with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Cain, Schon and Perry and arranged by Alan Billingsley. The song was dedicated to moms, dads and grandparents in the audience who were children of the 80s. Sixth-grade student narrators, including Emily Dunko, Isabella Audia, Lilly Economus, Gio Saadey, Gianna Marasovich and Luigi Rohrbaugh, introduced the selections.
“Thank you for coming to our concert tonight. I hoped you enjoyed it. Have a great summer,” said Summers.