North High hosting winter concert on Dec. 20

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North High School student musicians will present their Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., in the school’s auditorium, 35 Polo Road. The concert is free and the public is warmly welcomed.

The concert will feature performances by the Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, A Cappella Choir, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra.

The Chamber Choir will perform “Si ch’io vorrei morire” by Claudio Monteverdi, and “Bogoroditse Devo” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The Concert Choir will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s “He watching over Israel” from “Elijah”, “The Old Mill” by Kenneth Riggs, “That Lonesome Road” by James Taylor, “Almost Like Being in Love” by Frederick Loewe, and the “Flight of the Bumble-bee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The A Cappella Choir will sing “Royals” by Lorde and “Africa” by David Paich.

The theme for the instrumental portion of the concert is “Across the Channel from the French Side,” featuring music by French composers. The Symphonic Band will perform Maurice Ravel’s Bolero and the Finale from Symphony No. 3 by Saint Saëns. The Symphony Orchestra will perform Prélude a l’apres-midi d’une faune by Claude Debussy, the Pavane by Gabriel Fauré, and the Finale from the Symphony in d minor by Cesar Franck.

The program will conclude with a grand finale by the Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra, as they perform Carmen Act IV: March and Chorus “Les voici!” by Georges Bizet.

The choirs will be conducted by Pamela Levy, director of vocal music, and the band and orchestra will be conducted by Joseph Rutkowski, director of instrumental music.

For more information about the North High Winter Concert, please contact Dr. Pamela Levy, department chair for fine and performing arts, at (516) 441-4740.

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