Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Band and Chorus held their Fall Concert October 22, 2012, at the Dolly Barranco Activity Center on the MCPS Middle and High School Campus. The program included performances by the Middle School Band, the High School Chorus and the Concert Band. Directed by Mr. Alex Johnson and Ms. Christina Banks, the concert began with the Middle School band performing 3 pieces, concluding with Robert W. Smith’s Furioso, an exciting piece that uses energetic rhythms and fierce imagery to capture the fury, turbulence, and vigor of an ordinary day in the Middle School.
The High School Chorus with Accompanist, Mrs. Vicki Petters, performed Mary Lynn Lightfoot’s A Festive Alleluia, Ruth Elaine Schram’s arrangement of The Water is Wide and closed with the lively American Spiritual dating from the pre-Civil War era, Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit.
The Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Concert Band was the final group to perform. Beginning with a colorful, contemporary overture, Aventura by James Swearingen. The Band’s next piece was the theme march from the classic British film, The Dam Busters, followed by a piece, taken from Act II of Alcina, the well-known opera written by George Frideric Handel in 1728. The Band performed Verdi Prati, transcribed by Albert Davis. The final piece ended the concert with power and excitement, Robert W. Smith’s Incantations.
The encore performance, had the High School Chorus joining the Concert Band for the contemporary hit by Adele, Rolling in the Deep.
|Middle School Band performs October 22, 2012|
|The High School Chorus joins the Concert Band for an encore.|
|The Concert Band performs at the Fall Concert, October 22, 2012.|