Foxborough Superintendent of Schools Debra Spinelli said the high school is known for its music program and elite musicians.
“Our music program is renowned,” Spinelli said in an interview prior to the start of the 2012-13 school year. “They are the most frequent finalists in the Essentially Ellington Jazz Music Festival in New York City. They performed at [President Obama’s] Inauguration. We had three music students audition and make the Grammy band that performs at the Grammy’s. Last year was our third student. … We have elite musicians.”
On Tuesday, 102 of those elite musicians were on display in the Foxborough High School auditorium for the Foxboro Music Department’s “A Voices & Strings Concert.”
The concert featured performances by the FHS combined choirs, chamber singers, women’s A Cappella choir, mixed A Cappella choir and string orchestra.
The FHS combined choirs, which consists of 22 students, performed Hallelujah, Amen by George Frideric Handel and arranged by Russell Robinson; Bright Morning Stars arranged by Jay Althouse and Little David Play on Your Harp arranged by Rollo Dilworth.
The FHS chamber singers performed Yemaya Asesu arranged by Brian Tate and The Turtle Dove arranged by John Purifoy.
The FHS women’s A Cappella choir performed Hey Jude by Paul McCartney and arranged by Deke Sharon.
The FHS mixed A Cappella choir performed It’s Alright by Curtis Mayfield and arranged by Deke Sharon.
The FHS string orchestra performed Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Brook Green Suite for Orchestra I. Prelude by Gustav Holst and Incantations by Richard Meyer.
The FHS combined choirs and orchestra performed together Ave Verum Corpus K. 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gloria I. Gloria In Excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi.
The music department’s next concert will be “A Holiday Concert” featuring the FHS concert choir, concert band and symphony on Dec. 13.
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