Kantorei Wows at Concert and Competition


kantorei1From alternative medleys to a traditional Norwegian piece, Kantorei entertained students, parents and faculty alike at their concert in Stasney Hall of the VST,  March 26.

“It was great to come and support our friends,” senior Allie Robinson said. “The music was beautiful and the choir was perfect.”

The performers began the night with a series of solos until the rest of the ensemble entered to perform group pieces.

“It’s the one opportunity for everyone in Kantorei to really show off and perform solos,” senior student choir director Rohan Ramchand said.

Solos included “Widmung,” “Lover to Lover” and “Sun” and duets performed were “Maria,” “Somewhere Out There,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “Somethings are Meant To Be.”

“It’s really amazing how many different instruments the singers can imitate with just their mouths,” sophomore Martha Jamail said.

Performing in the lobby of the VST was a first for Kantorei, but it ultimately proved successful.

Choir director Scott Bonasso joked, “From now on we should hold all of our performances in here.”

“We sounded really in time,” junior Daniel Bland said. “It was one of the best run-throughs we’ve ever had, and the lobby had surprisingly good acoustics.”

Senior Katie Owens said, “The Kantorei concert is my favorite concert of the year. I love to see everyone sing solos and do their own thing.”

Check out video of the concert here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3422266/events/1981127

In addition to the concert, the elite chamber choir brought back two sizable trophies from the Lone Star Invitational choir competition, which took place in Tomball, March 23.

Kantorei won Best in Class as well as a perfect overall score at the invitational.

“We didn’t get to hear our competition except for the last choir,” said sophomore Frank Spence, a first-year member of Kantorei.

At the invitational, Kantorei performed “Nunc Dimittis,” “Into a Time” and “Pål På Haugen.” All three pieces were also in their Tuesday evening concert repertoire.

Oliver Ruhl and McKenna Gessner
Staff Writers


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