Crestview High 2012-13 chorus makes its debut


Members of the Men’s Choir perform during the Sept. 8 performance. Senior Alex Andrews, lower right, said he and his fellow seniors are eager to cap off their high school singing careers.

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 02:54 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The 130-member Crestview High School chorus made its 2012-13 debut Sept. 8 before family members, friends and choral alumni who filled the high school’s Pearl Tyner Auditorium. The two show choirs, the all-female group Destiny and the co-ed Chanticleer joined the Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir and Chorale.

Chorale opened the evening with the traditional “How Can I Keep from Singing,” seemingly the group’s anthem for the year. Before the music began, the audience was already eager for a night of vocal talent.

“Good job!” called a child’s voice from the front row after Chorale completed a series of vocal warm-ups.

The Women’s Choir, traditionally the largest of the chorus’ groups, filled the risers, marking the first time the girls sang together as a group, as its newest members had been rehearsing separately from the others.

“The girls sang a lovely, soft love song,” Lusk said when introducing the Man’s Choir. Then, to laughter, he added, “The boys aren’t.”

With extra guys in the chorus this year, the Men’s Choir sounded fuller and more robust as they performed “Ruby.”

“The song we’re doing tonight is real fast,” senior Olivia Dunn commented before Chanticleer performed “Sea Cruise,” which had been a huge 1959 doo-wop hit for Frankie Ford. “We’re ready for it.”

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