Music filled the air Wednesday night as choir members from South Pasadena High School and the local middle school presented their annual Vocal Music Winter Concert.
The auditorium at South Pasadena Middle School was nearly full as choirs from the two campuses entertained an appreciative audience.
Under the direction of Lia Donovan-Jones, accompanied by Audrey Lin on piano, the South Pasadena Middle School Choir, the SPMS Advanced Choir, SPHS Glee Club, and the SPHS Concert Choir all performed before the SPMS and SPHS choirs combined to close out the show.
The South Pasadena Middle School Beginning Choir opened the 90-minute performance by singing “Yonder Come Day,” “Alleluia,” and “Shiru l’ Adonai” before turning the program over to the SPMS Advanced Choir singing “The Storm is Passing Over,” “For Good” and “Flying Blind,” while students Ada Bild and Ellie Nakamura combined to sing “Ubi Caritas” and soloist Elizabeth Mullaly performed J’ented Le Moulin (I Hear the Windmill).”
Beautifully choreographed by Alison Smith, the SPHS Glee Club performed “Lovely” and “I lived.”
The SPHS Concert Choir performed “Jambo,” “When He Sees Me,” “Turtle Dove,” “Always Remember Us This Way” and “Soon Ah Will Be Done.” Elena Morgan, with Noor Romans on piano, Zana Maslesa and flutist Sally Kim were featured, earning loud ovations for their individual performances.
The evening concluded with the SPHS and SPMS choirs combining to sing “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight,” featuring soloist Christian Puente and Smith’s choreography as the middle school choirs began singing the final number in the rear of the auditorium before walking down the side aisles to join SPHS choir members in the front staging area.