MEDWAY — Medway High School Principal Dr. John Murray is pleased to announce that the school held a successful winter chamber concert last week.
On Wednesday, Jan. 8, members from five after-school small ensembles and students in the school’s honors music program performed in front of a large crowd in the MHS auditorium.
Two a cappella groups performed, including the Unaccompanied Minors and the Do-Re-Migos. Songs included “I Lived” by OneRepublic and “New York, New York” by Reel Big Fish.
Two instrumental chamber groups performed, including the school’s clarinet ensemble and flute ensemble. Selections included “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman” and Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.”
The MHS jazz band performed “Aftershock” by Larry Barton and the jazz standard “Caravan” by the Duke Ellington band.
Students in the MHS honors music program, who take band/chorus courses at the high school for honors credit, also performed solos throughout the evening. They each worked on preparing their pieces independently outside of school, occasionally checking in with choral director Kendra Nutting and concert band director Amanda Webster.
“Preparing and performing these solos encourages students to expand their solo repertoire, as well as to think more deeply about their own musical expression and how they see themselves as solo performers,” Nutting said. “They each worked very hard preparing for the concert, and should be proud of their performances.”
Honors soloists included: Jared Selby, Olivia Dennehy, Rory Keating, Joseph Luca, Max Olson, Kaitlyn Calnan, Grace Brueckner, Samuel Jacobs, Ram Tysoe, Caroline Calnan, Tess Donnelly, Rebecca Chleboski, Sadie Green, Caroline Dickie, John Harrahy, Sophia Flotta, Maeve McKean, Maia McKean, Charlotte Kealey, Matthew Bullard, Sarah McCarthy, Grace Gerard and Joseph Gangitano.