Students' musical talents blossom at the Spring Concert  

The A Ca-Bells performing in the Spring Concert.

The A Ca-Bells performing in the Spring Concert.

Sacred Heart Greenwich’s Orchestra, Madrigals, Upper School Chorus, Upper School Bell Choir (Les Grandes Cloches du Sacré Cœur), and Middle and Upper Schol acapella group, the Aca-Bellas, blossomed into the spring season with a night of musical celebration. Middle and Upper School Music Teacher and Upper School Music Director Miss Annette Etheridge, Bell Choir Director Miss Danielle Gennaro ’05, and Middle and Lower School French Teacher Mrs. Faye Galopin conducted Middle and Upper School students in the Spring Concert.

The Madrigals performed five songs at the Spring Concert. Caroline Baranello ’20

The performers took the stage Monday in the Lennie and John deCsepel Theatre following the Celebration of the Arts assembly that morning. The Madrigals performed renditions of classical, Gospel, and pop songs, including “Esto Les Digo” by Kinley Lange, “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton, “I Lived” by Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella, “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth, and “Wings” by Little Mix.

I try to choose a variety of music for the girls to sing, from sacred to secular, from classical to pop,” Miss Etheridge said. “I like for there to be a nice balance between the different genres.”
The A Ca-Bellas sang songs such as “Over the Rainbow” by Edgar Yipsel (E.Y.) Harburg and Harold Arlen, “Cups (When I’m Gone)” by Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Carter, Luisa Gerstein, and Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, and “Take Me Home” by Kevin Olusola, Kristen Maldonado, and Audra Mae.  
The Bell Choir performing “What About Us” in the Spring Concert. Caroline Baranello ’20

Upper School Chorus also performed a variety of musical pieces, including “Elijah Rock” by Traditional Spiritual, a rendition of “Telephone” by Lady Gaga, and “Mama Who Bore Me” by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik.
In addition to the vocal performances, the Bell Choir performed an instrumental rendition of “What About Us” by Alecia Moore (P!nk), Steve Mac, and Johnny McDaid. The Bell Choir will also perform several songs in the Bell Choir concert today in the Lennie and John deCsepel Theatre.
“Arts education allows students to thrive in uniques ways and teaches students things they cannot learn elsewhere,” Miss Gennaro said. “Having a night dedicated to the musical arts is an important way we can show the students the inherent value of music.”
– Caroline Baranello, Staff Writer
Featured Image by Caroline Baranello ’20