Gloria! A Celebration of Paschal’s Choir

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Senior Elena Conducts Tundra.

Lily Fields

 The Paschal High Choir performed their annual winter concert last night at Arborlawn UMC. The choir of 166 Paschal student participated in the event. The Panther Chorale performed Gloria! A Holiday Celebration, which featured Gloria by Vivaldi, a thirty-minute piece comprised of 12 movements, featuring soloists, Helen Moore (Sr), Kayla Campbell (Sr), Adelynn Segars (Jr), Ellie Bunn (Sr), and Elena Harth-Bedoya (Sr).

In response to how the concert went, senior Haleigh Cox said, “It went well! There was a great turn out and the show went according to plan. It was a perfect last winter concert. The Arborlawn venue was so nice and treated us like performers. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to finish the fall semester of choir.”

Senior Elena Harth-Bedoya was asked to conduct the piece Tundra, during the concert, “I was very excited when Mr. B asked me but, as he taught me how to conduct I became more nervous because I didn’t realize that conducting takes a lot of work and it is not as easy as it looks.” 

 She continued, “Right before the performance, I was slightly nervous but more excited since it was close to a full house. After the piece, I turned around and saw the crowd giving me a standing ovation which made me very emotional. I am very gracious for the love and support from my friends and family.” 

“I had a blast singing with newfound friends at my first and last winter choir concert. I’m definitely glad I took the chance t0 join choir for my Senior year, ” said Senior David Soto.

“The concert was great! It was nice to finally perform everything we’ve been working on for our friends and families. And I think they really enjoyed it,” said senior choir member Olivia Phillips. 

Terry Buckner