One of four concerts, the Fall Concert consists primarily of songs that help the choirs develop and blend as a group. Manassas Park’s program consists of about 100 students that have an interest and love in music. The choirs are conducted by Kristina Schenck, who also teaches music theory and piano ensemble, and was accompanied by Ms. Kelly Burcher, the middle school choir director, and junior Emily Xu.
Starting off the concert was the Men’s Choir, singing Mighty Men of Song, followed by combined Men’s and Women’s Choir, who sang Flying Free, a melodious piece accompanied by junior Brielle Wichelt on the flute.
“They were wonderful and their hard work was evident in their performance. They truly did sound lovely and I can’t wait to see how much better they sound in other concerts,” said junior Katherine Canales.
The Women’s Choir took the stage next with Exultate Justi in Domino, followed by Women’s Select with Sail Away With Me and Prints of Peace, a spiritual including African American traditionals.
“I thought they sounded beautiful. The choir sounded like teenage angels,” said junior Lorenzo May.
Finally, the Chamber Singers performed We Are the Choir, Jenny Kiss’d Me, and Lord Make Me An Instrument.
“We really killed it on our a capella piece, Jenny Kiss’d Me, and I loved the intensity in Lord Make Me An Instrument from everyone,” said senior Jackson Geer.
The finale incorporated all choirs in singing Baba Yetu, the theme song to the video game Civilization IV.
Missed this concert, but eager for more? The Manassas Park Band Program has their Fall Concert on Monday, October 27th, at 6:59 p.m. in the Thomas H. DeBolt Auditorium, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Band and Choir Holiday Concert on December 8th.