January 23, 2020
The Pottsgrove Christmas concert season was back in full swing! In the first week of concerts alone was the Pottsgrove High School orchestra and band concerts, and the week after the chorus concert, which was followed by the first “Coffee House” the week back from, and then Color day a few weeks later. On Wednesday, 11th the orchestra concert conducted by William Einhorn happened, featuring the women’s choir. The next day was the band concert, in which the middle school concert band, high school concert band, and the brass quintet played many songs, including sleigh ride, go tell it on the mountain, Christmas Troika, and even more songs. The week after was the choir concert which included the concert, advanced, acapella, women, and show choirs, which performed songs such as, Rise up, The Holly and the Ivy, Perfect Christmas night, and much more. The concert ended with the hallelujah chorus, which brought alumni back to sing, a tradition carried on for many years and for many more. The Friday after break was the first “Coffee House” of the year. For those of you that do not know what “Coffee House” is, it is a chill “concert” experience which allows many people to Perform in Bands, duets, solo acts, and much more. It raises money for the Biology departments, and it is headed by Mrs. Federoff and Mr. Shantz. It included Acts such as former chorus teacher Ms Hendler performing with her former students, Multiple Duets, and bands such as Skeleton Party and Speed lemon. I actually interviewed The lead vocalists of Speed Lemon, which I will address below. The next concerts in the school are the color day performances and then the final coffee house of the year. There will then be a break until the Spring concerts start, thought once every month is an open mic night ran by Ms. Fritz Schaefer, the current choir teacher, so if anybody wants to perform or listen to performances, they can go to one of those events if they like. It is astonishing how much that the Administration and Staff respects music and the arts, there are many schools without any music programs at all, while there is so much stuff to do musically in our school.