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MHS Music Department presents annual Spring Concert, May 11-12


April 28, 2015

The Monticello High School Music Department has announced dates for its annual spring concerts series.

• The "Part One" concert - Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m., Nesin Theater, 22 St. John Street, Monticello. Part One will feature solo instrumentalists along with small chamber ensembles.

• The "Part Two" concert - Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m., Arnold Hughs Auditorium at the Monticello High School. Students from the high school’s jazz band, concert band, chorus and orchestra programs will be performing.
*See below for additional information about the “Part Two” concert, written by music teacher Mr. David Chidsey.

Admission is free and open to the public.


*The orchestra will be playing four pieces of varying genres for this year’s concert. We are including a traditional Bluegrass Fiddle tune and a traditional Blues number to our usual classical offerings. Not to ignore the classics, we are presenting a string arrangement of the famous “Little Fugue in G Minor” by JS Bach. The highlight of the performance will be the "Adagio" movement of Joaquin Rodrigo's “Concierto de Aranjuez”, featuring Patrick Cook as the solo guitarist, in an arrangement for string orchestra by the director, Nancy Wegrzyn.

The Chorus will be performing "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" (from Sweeney Todd) by Stephen Soundheim Arr. Andy Beck, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" arr. Peter J. Wilhousky, and "And Wherever You Go" by Douglas E. Wagner. John Bernstein will be the accompanist.

The Concert Band will be performing "Crush" by Robert W. Smith, "Invicta" by James Swearingen, and "Suite from the Star Wars Epic" by John Williams, Arranged By Robert W. Smith. The Jazz Band will be performing "1.21 Gigawatts" by Rich WoolWorth, "Feels So Good" by Chuck Mangione, arranged by Victor Lopez with Soloist Andrew Nagoda on Flugelhorn, and "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima, arranged Victor Lopez.