On Tuesday, April 11, the Goel Theater was alive with the sounds of music as the Winsor Chorale, Small Chorus and Senior Small performed their last formal concert of the year to rousing audience applause.
Chorale opened the show with a beautiful performance of "Barcarolle (Belle Nuit)" from "Tales of Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach, then drew the audience in with the familiar anthem "We Are the World 25 for Haiti." Soloists included: Fiona Dunn '19, Nazira Calhoun '20, Jolean Ashman '20, Izzy Leonetti '20, and Antonia Januszewica '19.
Small Chorus delighted the audience with a set of spirited numbers ranging from "Ergen Deda," a Bulgarian folk song, to Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," to Mendelssohn's Finale from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" during which seniors Melissa Yamada '17 and Sarah Quraishi '17 delivered stellar solo performances. But the highlight was the stirring performance of "The Snow" by Edward Elgar, featuring violinsts Betsy Kim '17 and Emily Chen '17 and pianist Susy Liu '17.
To close the show, Senior Small took the Winsor stage for the last time, and brought the house down with two moving performances. Their striking rendition of "Wings" featured solos by Helen Sayegh '17, Susy Liu '17, Audrey Bloom '17, Joanna Grill '17, Sarah Quraishi '17, and Susanna Monroe' 17. Then came the raw, emotional performance of the fitting final number "You Raise Me Up," featuring soloists Isabelle Bastian '17, Claudia Meyer '17, Emma Pan '17 and Melissa Yamada '17.
Head of School Sarah Pelmas stepped on stage following the performance wiping a tear from her eye, and looking around the room, it was clear she wasn't alone.
Special thanks to Lisa Taillacq, Choral/Music Director, and Guest Pianist, Yoshiko Kline
Winsor's Chorale, Small Chorus and Senior Small
Soprano I: Isabelle Bastian '17*, Talia Gifford '17*, Victoria Ho '16, Teresa Lawlor '15, Emma Pan '17 (Sec.)*, Sarah Quraishi '17*, Jordan Sclar '16 and Melissa Yamada 17*
Soprano II: Audrey Bloom '17*, Ellen Burstein '15, Joanna Grill '17*, Antonia Januszewicz '15, Megan Kaye '16, Lia Kornmehl '15, Susy Liu '17 (V.P.)*, Claudia Meyer 17* and Susanna Monroe '17 (Pres.)*
Alto: Arielle Blacklow '17*, Emily Chen '17*, Kayla Lee '15, Daphnee Piou '16, Helen Sayegh '17*, Talia Ward '15, Julie Wilson '15 and LamAn Wyner '15
*=member of Senior Small
Soprano I: Lola Fearon '20, Antonia Januszewicz '19, Ashley Krawshuk '20, Isabel Leonetti '20, Nicole Masuoka '20, Leslie Moukheiber '19 and Ifeanyi Umunna '20
Soprano II: Jolean Ashman '20, Avery Beber '20, Lettie Cabot '19, Lucy King '20, Katherine Loose '20, Ryann Merseth '20, Rachel Place '20, Asrah Rizvi '20, Eva Shin '20 and Elizabeth Xu '20
Alto: Nazira Calhoun '20, Kaylee Chang '19, Danya Dubrow-Compaine '20, Fiona Dunn '19, Blair Englert '20, Maggie Furlong '20, Sindhu Krishnamurthy '19, Sophia Sherman '20 and Lara Simshauser '20