The Lady Speaks

Bee-yoooooo-teee-ful Music!

The Bradford/Sullivan County (PA) Junior High County Chorus:

Guest Conductor: Kent Weaver, Director of Choirs at Williamsport (PA) Area High School

I can’t point out which of those lovely young ladies in the photo above is mine, but they were all gorgeous. The young gents were all handsome, and the music was heavenly. Very impressive for a group of 92 singers from eight school districts who spent only two days together, rehearsing as one unit. They did rehearse at their home schools, but two days is a short amount of time to get a choir running smoothly, especially when the joint rehearsals are 10 days apart!

Just as impressive was the Senior High County Chorus, made up of 73 members from eight school districts:

Guest Conductor: Kenneth Myers, Choral Director at Port Allegheny School District

My favorite song of the night, sung by the Junior High Chorus:

— From Ragtime, the Musical
Make Them Hear You

Go out and tell our story.
Let it echo far and wide.
Make them hear you,
Make them hear you.

How justice was our battle
And how justice was denied.
Make them hear you,
Make them hear you.

And say to those who blame us
For the way we chose to fight
That sometimes there are battles
That are more than black or white…
And I could not put down my sword
When justice was my right.
Make them hear you.
Go out and tell our story
To your daughters and your sons.
Make them hear you,
Make them hear you.

And tell them, in our struggle,
We were not the only ones.
Make them hear you,
Make them hear you.
Your sword can be a sermon
Or the power of the pen.
Teach every child to raise his voice
And then, my brothers, then
Will justice be demanded
By ten million righteous men.
Make them hear you.
When they hear you,
I’ll be near you
Again.

 

 

December 1, 2006 - Posted by | Children, Family, Music, Pennsylvania

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