Century middle schoolers take audience on musical journey
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders gave a musical account of longing for home, longing to leave home, and other travels May 1 at Century School.
A Park Rapids middle school music program this week carried listeners’ imagination from Budapest to Caledonia (Scotland) and beyond.
Gunnar Aas directed the sixth, seventh and eighth grades’ spring choir concert Monday, May 1 at Century School. Sarah Kaufenberg played accompaniment on the piano.
Aas gave high praise to the sixth-grade choir, who sang the George Ezra song “Budapest” with two small groups of soloists, as well as Phyllis Wolfe’s “Blue Waters of the North.”
Seventh-grade selections included John Lennon’s “Imagine” with soloist Graciana Valdes, and “Riversong” by Andy Beck. Aas said the seventh graders made impressive progress this year.
For the eighth-grade choir, Kaia James sang a solo in the folksong “Caledonia,” which Aas said is about longing for home. The group went on to sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s “Moana,” which Aas said is about wanting to get away from home.
The concert ended with a combined choirs rendition of Thomas Rhett’s hit “Be a Light.”