LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid High School Music Department presents its winter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the high school auditorium.
The program will include performances by the High School Chorus, Women's Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Band. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.
The chorus is under the direction of Kimberly Weems and accompanied by Kathryn Cross. The chorus recently sent 21 members who were selected by audition to the NYSSMA Area All-State Festival. The members spent the weekend of Nov. 22 and 23 in AuSable Valley rehearsing and performing in the Festival Concert with guest conductors from around the country.
The Chorus will perform "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J. S. Bach, "All on a Cold Winter's Night," a new arrangement of the traditional "Greensleeves" which features Katherine Hudson-Sabens on the Oboe, an arrangement of the traditional spiritual "Mary Had a Baby" by Philip Kern, "Christmas Lullaby" from the musical "Songs for a New World" by Jason Robert Brown, and an Irish blessing.
The Lake Placid Women's Ensemble was most recently honored with a perfect score of 28 on a NYSSMA Level V performance at Solo and Ensemble Festival last May. This 16-member select group will perform the traditional French Carol "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella," and holiday favorites "The Man With a Bag" and "Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling," as made famous by the Andrews Sisters.
The concert band, under the direction of Katherine Hudson-Sabens, will present a varied program of traditional band works and modern favorites. The program includes an arrangement of Gustav Holst's "In the Bleak Midwinter," the concert band classic "Novena," "Pat a Pan" played by our advanced flute trio, a Henry Mancini medley titled "Mancini Magic," and the holiday favorite "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
The Jazz Band is a group of select dedicated students who rehearse weekly after school. The Jazz Band performs music in a variety of styles including swing, blues, Latin and rock. The ensemble will be performing the jazz classic "42nd Street," an arrangement of Van Morrison's "Moondance," and the holiday crowd pleaser "Feliz Navidad."