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Chazy Central Rural School to perform Spring Concert

The Chazy Central Rural School’s High School Wind Ensemble rehearsing. They will be performing “John Williams in Concert” as part of the high school’s Spring Concert on Monday, May 13.

The Chazy Central Rural School’s High School Wind Ensemble rehearsing. They will be performing “John Williams in Concert” as part of the high school’s Spring Concert on Monday, May 13.

— On Monday, May 13, more than 150 students will perform in the Chazy Central Rural School’s Spring Concert.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. and include a wide variety of musical styles including the jazz band, chorus, orchestra and concert band.

“The first group is third graders, who will be doing a demonstration on their recorders, and the High School Band will be finishing up with some John Williams songs,” said Robert Langr, Chazy Central Rural School’s Band Director. “It’s accessible, quality music that everybody knows.”

Some of the widely recognized music will include a medley of tunes from movies like Star Wars and E.T. during the “John Williams in Concert” performance, and the song “Brick House” by the Commodores will be performed by the Jazz Ensemble.

The concert will also feature some a mix of modern and traditional numbers.

“This Land is Your Land,” by Woodie Guthrie, will be performed by the Elementary Chorus, the Elementary Band will perform “The Silver Scepter” by John Kinyon, the Jr. High Chorus will perform “Gaudeamus Hodie” by Natalie Sleeth, and the Senior Chorus will conclude the concert with “Chile Con Carne” by Anders Edenroth.

The concert was arranged under the direction of Langr, Choral Director Megan A. Yonteff and Accompanist Celia Strebendt.

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