The Kohler high school band and choir will present their Mid-Winter Music Concert on Tuesday, March 13. This concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Kohler Memorial Theatre.
The concert will begin with the combined choirs singing Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal by renowned composer Alice Parker. Bridget Bullard and Clara Montes will be featured soloist. The next piece is Song for the Mira and will feature Meg Biznek, Jack Kral, Lauren Perzewski, Ben Tengowski and Ali Willadsen. Accompanying the piece will be Max Holmes and Clara Montes. The choir will conclude their portion of the concert with Twa Tanbou by Sydney Guillaume.
The high school band will follow the choirs. The Symphony Band will be performing Johan de Meij’s award-winning first symphony Lord of the Rings. The symphony is based on the best-selling fantasy trilogy by British author J. R. R. Tolkein. The central theme of the story is The Ring, made by primeval forces that decide the safety or destruction of the world. The Kohler High School Symphony Band is honored to feature actor Kirt Graves as narrator for this work.
On Thursday, March 15, the Kohler middle school band and choir will present their Mid-Winter Music Concert. The concert, featuring the middle school bands and choirs, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kohler Memorial Theatre.
The 6th grade choir will begin the concert with a collection of rounds featuring Frere Jacques, Shalom Chaverim and Viva la Musica. They will also feature flutist Marcella Senti on a Japanese folk song called Sakura.
The 7-8th girls choir will begin with Ubi Caritas. The full 7-8th grade choir will follow with South African Suite and the boys choirs will end the choir portion of the concert with J’entends Le Moulin.
The 6th Grade Band will perform two selections. They will begin with a lively dance called Shepherd’s Hey and conclude with Popcorn Prelude.
The 7-8th Concert Band will finish the concert with three selections. The first selection is a programmatic piece called Portrait of a Clown. The band will then play The Pit and the Pendulum based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story of the same name. The final selection on the concert is an energetic piece called Sailor’s Odyssey.
The choirs are directed by Eva Stokes and the bands are under the direction of Richard Tengowski. Both concerts are free and open to the public.