Sounds of the Season: Sturgis Winter Concerts

Introduction by Marion Weeks
Chris Parkin

Chris Parkin

Ray Charles once said, “I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.”  What would the holidays be without music? It seems like a pure necessity during long winter days. Music provides a spark of energy and warmth. When groups form to make music together and audiences assemble to listen on a cold winter night,  the spark is magnified in prism-like fashion.

Winter concerts have become standard fare for schools but winter concerts at Sturgis are a bit unusual.  What makes them different? The cross-cultural selections?  The “IB for All” approach that encourages and respects risk-takers who are willing to try? During the concerts this year, I was impressed by a joie de vivre spirit in the air and tremendous energy in the room.  Most impressive though, was the empowerment I witnessed. Students did not perform in nervously mechanical rote fashion. Instead, they performed from the heart with great passion as though they had been empowered by finding their unique voices and musical abilities. The mutual respect and support they provided each other was palpable.  As I drove home from the concerts, I felt inspired by music, empowerment and community.

Welcome to Sturgis West’s First Annual Winter Concert!

Program Designed by Peter RichenbergHere at Sturgis we have been blessed with many new beginnings, including but not limited to a new building, new supportive faculty, and functional music equipment. Having all these resources makes it possible to have a successful concert like you will see tonight. We are continually grateful for all we have here at Sturgis.

Flexibility and understanding have been a continuing theme throughout the preparation time during the semester. The students should be commended for their continued dedication and energy that they have put into everything you will see this evening. I have seen a level of commitment in these students that is very inspiring which will guide the music program as it grows in the future. Congratulations to everyone performing; it has been my pleasure to work with you.

I would like to thank everyone who made this concert possible. It has been a great communal effort of organizing, and I am continually grateful for all of those who have stepped up to be a part of this new beginning. A warm thank you to all parents who made tonight possible for the students; your support does not go unnoticed. I hope that through tonight’s program we can continue to grow Sturgis West’s identity and unite as a community of dedicated learners.

Thank you,

Elisabeth Moore, Music Director

Combined Choirs

Combined Choirs

10th Chorus: Elisabeth Moore, Director; Henry Buck, Accompanist – Joelle Bartley, Sanji Butter, Mimi Crowley, Sami Donoghue, Dominic Fucile, Claire Gilliland, Brianna Kauranen, Mary LoPiccolo, Emily Macdonald, Marysa MacKoul, Andre Morris, Madeleine O’Neil, Vanessa Rizzitano, Rachel Walman, Rose Webster, Maddie Williams

Jazz Band: Matt Lee, Director – Sam Joy, Josh Hassler, John LeRoy, Livvy Blumdahl, Mary Blackwell, Liz Mahoney, Will Perry, Shannon Hart, Charlie Thomas, Maddie Williams, Christina Wahle, Nick LeRoy, Amanda Carreiro, Ethan Bailey, Brendan Cloutier, Sam Kooharian

Strings: Dan Flonta, Director – Jack Perry, Chris Parkin, Elizabeth Delle Morte

9th Chorus: Elisabeth Moore, Director – Julia Adams, Julianna Almonte, Eric Barroso, Taylor Barrows, Mary Blackwell, Christopher Calle-Maldonado, Kaitlyn Campbell, Emily Raye Cormier, Nova Cormier, Matthew Cubetus, Harper Edwards, Ada Garcia, Sean Glynn, Laney Kearney, Rachel Kossack, Jen Leather, Madeleine McDermott, Bally Morgan, Christian Muxica, Kit Palmer, Chris Parkin, Will Perry, Jordan Plummer, Bryce Thomas, Hadley Weeks,

The Girls: Elisabeth Moore, Director – Julia Adams, Sarah Correia, Alex Cassell, Amy McMahon, Kit Palmer, Bryce Thomas, Claire Thomas, Rachel Walman, Rose Webster, Maddie Williams

Program

Choir 10

Choir 10

December 11, 2012    7pm

ACT I

Choir 10

Hava Nashira…………………………………………………….Johannes Ockeghem

Famine Song………………………………………………….VIDA Arr. Matt Culloton

Sturgis Strings

Oh Holy Night…………………………………………………………………….Traditional

The Polar Express Medley…………………………………….Arr. Paul Lavender

Kashmir…………………………………………..……………………..Arr. Tim McCarrick

Choir 9

Elijah Rock!…………………………………………………….Roger Emerson

Sam Donoghue and Vanessa Rizzitano

Sam Donoghue and Vanessa Rizzitano

Solo/Small Group Showcase (Vocal)

Taylor Barrows……………………………..……“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

Sam Donoghue and Vanessa Rizzitano..”Someone Like You” by Adele

Maddie Williams…………………..”Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane

Julia Adams………………… “Gimme Gimme” Thoroughly Modern Millie

INTERMISSION

Proceeds from concessions go to Sturgis West’s Music program.

ACT II

Solo/Small Group Showcase (Instrumental)

Claran Dalton

Claran Dalton

Lena Herbst……….…”Comptine d’un autre été: L’après midi” by Tierson

Ciaran Dalton…………….. “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” Earl Scruggs

Chris Parkin…………………….……………”3 Fiddle Songs” Traditional

Bad Time Banjo………………….………“Snow” Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Girls

I Won’t Give Up…………………………..….Jason Mraz Arr. Nicholas Wright

Kaleidoscope Heart………………….…Sara Bareilles Arr. Elisabeth Moore

Swing Swing………………….…All American Rejects Arr. Bonnie Webster

Jazz Band

Jazz Band

Jazz Band

Ain’t Misbehavin’………………………………………….Arr, Ralph Ford

Georgia on My Mind………………………………..Arr. Michael Sweeney

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing………………………………Mendelssohn

Joy to the World………………………….Traditional Arr. Lowell Mason

Combined Choirs

Dynamite…………………………………………..….Taio Cruz Arr. Patrick Volker

Welcome to Sturgis East Winter Concert

STURGIS EAST CONCERT PROGRAMPROGRAM

December 18, 2012  7:00PM

Directors

Choirs: Laurie Davis

Strings: Bo Ericcson

Band: Jim Krikava

Accompanist:

Fred Drifmeyer

 This concert is dedicated to Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and their families.

Special thanks to Eric Heiser and Paul Marble for administrative support; the Sturgis Parents Association for financial support; Jay Finbeiner, Aidan Parent and Dan Smith for organizational help; the Federated Church for allowing us to use their sanctuary; and to the family and many friends of our Sturgis musicians.

9th  Chorus: Lauren Berkley, Isabella Cantillano-Sanchez,  Julia Cotter, Kristen Eldridge, Jarod Estep, Ashley Fligg, Michaela Gallagher,  Maria Girardin +# Kendall Hoover, Marisa Kenney, Annalee May, Maeve McNamara,  Anna Rohlf, Kate Smith, Andrew Somerville, Brett Zimble

9th-10th Grade Chorus

9th-10th Grade Chorus

10th Chorus: Emma Brimdyr, Julia Dillon, Ella Hunt, Kealoha Lopez, Anna Pannell, Bella Springer, Jillian Stinnett, Sam Wood, Samantha Yetman

Sturgis String Ensemble: Violin I:  Molly Brennan #, Lily Haselton; Violin II: Emma Esterman #; Cello: Dean Smith, Ella Hunt

Sturgis Singers: Connor Antonellis, Amelia Bigwood, John Bondarek, Sophia Braddel #, Ben Brown, Taylor Dean, Sander Goldman #, Julia Harmon, Ella Hunt #, Grace Jose, Kristen Kaczmarczyk, Kylie Moses, Liam Prendergast, Kameko Simpson, Shannon Slater, Jen Suslo

Sturgis Singers & Faculty-Parent-Alumni Choir

Sturgis Singers & Faculty-Parent-Alumni Choir

Faculty/Parent/Alumni Choir: Randy Carspecken, Dawn Cope, Kevin Fazzina, Susan Gable, Joanne MacLellan, Jeanne Prendergast

Jazz Improvisation Combo: Trumpet – Ben Duncan; Guitar – Allan Pilch; Alto Sax – Sander Goldman, Skye Kuppig; Bass – Nate Higgins; Bass Clarinet – Alana Bell; Drums – Logan Joyce, John Moore

Sturgis East Jazz Ensemble: Flute – Julia Dillon, Shannon Kelsey , Monique Legault, Jo Mary Pontes, Lindsay Rice; Clarinet – Kevin Agostinelli +#, Greg James-Hermann, Alasdair McEwen;  Piano  – Meredith Sullivan;  Alto Sax  – Sander Goldman, Brian Kelsey,  Eli Pol, Austin Taubert,  Skye Kuppig;  Guitar  –  Cooper Heilmann,  Charlie Powicki, Liam Prendergast; Trumpet  –  Lucas Brown,  Ben-Johnson-Staub, Nick Raymond,  Peter Rioux; Bass –   Nate Higgins;  Bass Clarinet – Alana Bell; Drums – Jacob Tobey

9th-10th Grade Chorus

9th-10th Grade Chorus

+ Member of the Southeast District Junior Festival     # Member of the All-Cape Music Festival

9th/10th Grade Chorus

Ding Dong, Merrily on High………………16th C. French tune arr. Snyder

Panis Angelicus………………………………………C. Franck arr. Cable

Emma Brimdyr, Kristen Eldridge, Maria Girardin

Ella Hunt, Kealoha Lopez

Amen, So Be It……………………………………………………N. Sleeth

Drums: Jacob Tobey

Sturgis String Ensemble

Sturgis String Ensemble

Sturgis String Ensemble

Two Minuets……………………………………………………………….arr. Caponegro
Ludwig’s Tango………………… ……………………………………R. Meyer

Sturgis Singers & Faculty/Parent/Alumni Choir

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind………………………………….J. Rutter

Jubilate Deo…………………………………………………….J. Althouse

Bass: Nate Higgins   Drums: Logan Joyce

Jazz Improvisation Combo

Blue Monk…………………………………………………………T. Monk

Solar………………………………………………………………M. Davis

Christmas Song…………………………………………………….M. Torme

Tenor Madness…………………………………………………..S. Rollins

Sturgis East Jazz Ensemble

Sturgis East Jazz Ensemble

Sturgis East Jazz Ensemble

Crazy Little Thing Called Love……………………..F. Mercury arr. Berry

Santa Baby……………………Javitz, P. Springer, T. Springer arr. Taylor

Cotton Tail………………………………………  D. Ellington arr. Taylor

The Winter Concert was dedicated to Sandy Hook Elementary School

victims and their families.

Sturgis Supports Sandy Hook Victims and Their Families

Stephanie Johnson, Rachel Ollagnon, Ben Blake, Joey Benedict and Makaila Lyons Send Their Support to
Sandy Hook Victims and Their Families

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