On February 20, the MFS Arts Department presented the second annual Choir Showcase. This event brought together approximately 160 students from across all three school divisions for an evening of music, fun, and fellowship.
The Choir Showcase was designed by Middle and Upper School Choral Director Kelly Bixby and Lower School Music Teacher Joanna Stamper as a way to create community through music. Performers included the Third and Fourth Grade Choir, Fifth Grade Choir, Middle School Girls’ Choir, Middle School Boys’ Choir, Women’s Choir, and MFS Singers. The concert was also supported by the generous talents and sweat equity of members of the Upper School stage, lighting, and sound crew – along with choir officers, a student choreographer, and numerous parent and faculty volunteers.
The evening included a rehearsal, dinner in mixed-aged groupings, and a concert open to family, friends, and the greater MFS community. Through the experience, students were able to get to know each other across the three school divisions, learn from one another, and experience the joy and power of creating community through music.
The performance featured songs from each of the various choral groups, plus a few special pieces, including a piece for all girls, a piece for all boys, and a final medley involving all singers. The concert was also peppered with featured soloists and dancers sharing their talents with the audience. The event was so successful that the auditorium was packed for the concert – a testament to the hard work and creative energy of all involved.