Last Thursday, the FHS Choirs sang their hearts out in their Fourth annual Broadway show. The Treble, Concert, Chamber, and Show Choirs performed with intensity and confidence as they took to the stage to perform the songs that they have been practicing do far this year.
The Show Choir opened up with a medley from the popular Broadway show “Hairspray.” They performed Good Morning Baltimore; Hairspray; It Takes Two; Mama I’m a Big Girl Now; and You Can’t Stop the Beat. These selections featured solos from Trisha Moore, Sarah Melcher, Makayla Drutowski, Calvin Carmony, Parker Rehm, Raven Miller, and Elizabeth Brefka, as well as choreography from Jack Mason and Sarah Melcher.
The Treble Choir followed suit with a performance of All That Jazz from the famous Musical “Chicago” and Ain’t Misbehavin from the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin“, which featured a solo from Hailey Cherone. Following these two selections, they performed the song I Got You from the popular musical “Bring It On!“, featuring solos from Evie Sellers, Kayla Dudor, and Grace Jazwecki.
After the performance of the Treble Choir, Emma Brockman, Alexis Cimoch, and Sarah Melcher performed At the Ballet from “A Chorus Line“, and featured solos from all three performers.
Concert Choir was up next with Seize the Day from the Disney musical “Newsies“, featuring solos from Devin Gross and Esther Barrera. They also sang Pulled from “The Addams Family“, as well as The Circle of Life from the Disney classic “The Lion King“, which featured a solo from Alaina Kamalian.
Following Concert Choir’s performance, Chamber Choir started with Fascinating Rhythm from “Lady Be Good“, and We Dance from “Once On This Island“, featuring solos from Kiah Corey, Makayla Drutowski, and Kathy Pecha. They followed up with several selections from 2016’s “Hamilton“, such as Alexander Hamilton; The Schuyler Sisters; You’ll Be Back; Wait for it; and Yorktown, Featuring solos from Raven Miller, Allison Frey, Ann Wieczorek, Erika Freheit, Isabellah Von Drasek, Kathy Pecha, Alexis Cimoch, Sarah Melcher, Jordan Guerra, Marissa Martens, Megan Murray, Jackson Rehm, Paul Cimoch, AJ Sirianni, Kit Naujock, and Brandon Heath.
After a brief transition by the night’s emcee Jacob Cordani, and his assistant, Patsy, AKA Aaron Stengel, the Men’s Choir performed Always Look on the Bright Side of Life from the musical “Spamelot“, featuring solos from Sam Pike, Brandon Heath, Jackson Rehm, Parker Rehm, Jack Mason, David Torres, Devin Gross, and Kit Naujock.
Show Choir’s American Idiot, from the Broadway show of the same name, followed the men’s choir with a performance that was as spectacular as it was edgy, and featured choreography from alumni Hailey Hentz, and guitar accompaniment by FHS’s one and only Michael Carini.
To finish the night, the Choirs combined for their tradition of singing New York, New York. With their voices combined, they sang out loud and proud, showing how they could be unified into a wall of sound that wowed the audience, and got them equally excited to see the show next year.