REVIEW: Crestview High chorus concert features Mozart, Queen

CHS Chorus 2013

Crestview High School chorus music director Kevin Lusk conducts the Chorale elite choir during the chorus' May 9 concert.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:56 AM.

CRESTVIEW -- In one of its most dynamic, energetic performances, the Crestview High School chorus wowed its standing-room-only audience Thursday night.

Choral music director Kevin Lusk led nearly 130 vocalists on a musical tour de force, covering territory ranging from Mozart and Smetana to Neil Diamond, Queen and everything in between.

In addition to bringing audience members to their feet more than once, the concert demonstrated the kids' ample talents and willingness to conquer often-unfamiliar turf.

The nearly 100-member-strong women's choir sang songs in Latin, Czech and English, the latter including Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA."

The men's choir revved things up with the "Glee" arrangement of Neil Diamond's classic pop hit, "Sweet Caroline," with the audience joining in the song's final "Bah, bah, bah."

Chorus spokesman Alex Andrews said his classmates wanted a memorable finale to their high school singing careers.

"There were a lot of seniors this year and I think they wanted to make their last concert their best," he said.

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