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Suffield's Music Students Perform at Chapel

Many Suffield students displayed their musical talents at chapel on Monday, February 23. In addition to the Chamber Ensemble, Beginning Jazz, Advanced Jazz Band, Women's Choir, and Chamber Singers' performances, the Advanced Vocal Techniques and Staging (AVTS) class ended the chapel performance with a spirited rendition of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." 

According to faculty member Chelsea Kane, the singers worked on two difficult choral pieces this term. Women's Choir focused on unison singing and finding the balance of their individual voices and an even choral blend. Chamber Singers tackled fast articulations and rapid rhythmic patterns in Salmo 150 by a Brazilian composer inspired by his Latin-American heritage and style. 

Ashley Sarris '17, a two-year member of Chamber Singers, said, "It's always an exciting and nerve-wracking experience performing at chapel. On the one hand we get to showcase all our hard work and talents, but on the other it's scary to sing in front of your peers even though we know they're cheering us on!"

The instrumental songs performed were:

Beginning Jazz
"Blues In The Closet" by Oscar Pettiford
"It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" by Duke Ellington
   
Chamber Ensemble
"Allegro from Piano Quintet in B-flat" by Luigi Boccherini
Original James Bond Theme
 
Advanced Jazz Band
"Green Dolphin Street" by Kaper & Washington
"Blue Monk" by Thelonius Monk
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