AITKIN -- The four choirs from Aitkin Middle School will present their annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in the high school auditorium.
Admission is free. Directors are Kelly Blake and Bryan Johnson.
The Seventh Grade Girls Choir will open the concert with "Times and Seasons," written by Jill and Michael Gallina; "Firefly," by Audrey Snyder with handbell and piano accompaniments; "Blowin' in the Wind," by Bob Dylan; and "Accentuate the Positive," arranged by Steve Zegree.
The Seventh Grade Boys Choir will perform "My Lord," by Joyce Eilers, featuring solos by David Hughes, DeVaughn Schroeder and James Salmonson; "Discover," composed by Daniel Petron; an arrangement of the sea chantey, "Bound for the Rio Grande," arranged by Emily Crocker; and "The Computer" by Robert Boberg.
The Eighth Grade Girls Choir will sing an art song, "They Have No Song," by Mary Goetze, accompanied by winds sounds blown on pvc tubes. "Only You," from the musical "Starlight Express" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will include solos by Megan Duffney, Brittny Brown, Nerissa Klingelhofer and Mya Schroeder. The choir will perform the 1960s hit "One Fine Day" and "Let It Be Me," made famous by the Everly Brothers.
The Eighth Grade Boys Choir will perform "Calypso" by John Denver, which was written about the vessel Jacques Cousteau used to explore the ocean; the Beach Boys song "Come Go With Me;" a medley of songs from the Civil War arranged by Linda Spevacek and called "The Blue and the Gray;" and "My Girl," composed and made famous by Smokey Robinson.
Each choir then will return to perform one song complete with costumes and choreography. The Seventh Grade Girls Choir will sing "Let's Get Together," from the Walt Disney movie, "The Parent Trap." The Seventh Grade Boys Choir will present the Beatles tune, "I Saw Her Standing There." The Eighth Grade Girls Choir will sing and dance to the song "Trouble," and the Eighth Grade Boys Choir will complete the program with "Choo-Choo Mama," by Gene Grier and Lowell Everson.
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