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Concerts

Lemont schools come together for spring concert

LEMONT – Choirs from Lemont High School, Old Quarry Middle School and River Valley Elementary School will join together in song April 18 for a spring choral concert, according to a news release from the high school.

The free event will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school's Performing Arts Center, 800 Porter St., Lemont.

The high school choirs are under the direction of Stephanie Cesaroni, the Old Quarry choir is headed up by Micah Brandhandler, and River Valley’s choir is directed by Allyson Zeglen and Jenna Treanor, the release stated.

Lemont High School’s choir will perform a variety of pieces, including “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” arranged by Patti Drennan, “Sisi Ni Moja” by Jacob Narverud, “The Runner” by Joshua Rist, “Circa Mea” by Mark Burrows and “Ceciliada” by Marcin Wawruk, according to the release.

The high school's a cappella group will entertain with “The Longest Time” by Billy Joel, “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Anders Edenroth and Emma Nilsdotter, and “Run To You” arranged by Kirby Shaw, the release stated.

Several students who received “1” rankings at the Illinois High School Association Solo and Ensemble Sectional in March also will perform their competition pieces, according to the release.

Senior Caitlin Canto will perform “What’s the Use of Wond’rin” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Carousel," senior Lauren Pengiel will perform Meredith Willson’s “Goodnight My Someone” from "The Music Man," junior Maria Purpura will perform Noel Gay’s “Once You Lose Your Heart” from "Me & My Girl," and sophomore Gabrielle Salomon will perform Arthur Sullivan’s “Love is a Plaintive Song” from "Patience," the release stated.

Old Quarry’s choir will perform “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” arranged by Audrey Snyder and “There is Peace” by Jim Papoulis, while River Valley will feature “Oye” by Jim Papoulis, Jean Ritchie’s “What a Goodly Thing,” and “This Is Me” from "The Greatest Showman," according to the release.

All four groups will close the concert with a performance of Aaron Copland’s “I Bought Me a Cat," the release stated.

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