The choirs of Crestview High School, under the direction of Mr. Kevin Lusk, performed the 2017 Spring Choral Concert. This concert was a musical delight and treat for the senses. The concert was well attended and it was nice to see many familiar and friendly faces.
The program featured a wide variety of musical selections, from sacred to popular musical pieces. The students and all of the soloists were well-rehearsed and their performance was outstanding. One could tell that the students had worked very hard to learn their music. Several of the pieces had lovely harmonies. Along with the beautiful blending of student voices, this made for a musical feast.
The entire concert was a showcase of delightful harmonies and beautiful melodies. The men's choir sang a gorgeous rendition of "Rise Up, O Men of God," and the women's choir sang a beautiful rendition of "My True Love Has My Heart," which is a favorite. As expected, Destiny and Chanticleer sounded terrific and gave an excellent performance. Their costumes and choreography worked well with the pieces they performed and were quite entertaining.
The Chorale did a spectacular job with all of their musical numbers. I enjoyed "When the Trumpet Sounds" and the audience loved the "A Tribute to Queen." These students are truly talented musicians. During the Chorale numbers, the choir members were mixed together — soprano, alto, tenor and bass. I thoroughly enjoyed the integration of the different voices. This integration of parts worked very well for the musical selections that were performed.
Michael Brooks, the 2016 Senior Choral Award recipient, sang the musical number, "I'm Still Standing," and treated us to an energetic, lively and pleasing performance. He then passed the torch to Ethan Mitchell, the 2017 Senior Choral Award recipient. Congratulations, Ethan!
The concert also featured the baccalaureate number the seniors will be performing, "Leave No Song Unsung," which has such appropriate words for those who are graduating and going on in their lives, whether it is college, work, military or trade school.
This was a marvelous event and the students gave an exceptional performance. Thanks also belong to the accompanists, Leon Curenton and Ryan Mabry. What an enjoyable evening of music. Thank you, Mr. Lusk and CHS choral members.
Janice Lynn Crose, a former accountant, lives in Crestview with her husband, Jim; her two rescue collies, Shane and Jasmine; and two cats, Kathryn and Prince Valiant.