By Andrea Dilao
Mason’s bands and choruses have prepared a variety of selections for their upcoming winter concerts this week and next week. With the bands set to perform on Thursday, December 5 (7:00 p.m.) and choruses on Thursday, December 12, the FCCPS community is provided with the opportunity to see and experience two musical spectacles. Admission to both performances is free, and everyone is welcome.
The Winter Concert program for the GMHS bands will include selections from “The Nutcracker,” accompanied by a dance courtesy of ballet dancer, Kaitlin Kay (senior), and performed by select members of the wind ensemble.
The program also incorporates the jazz ensemble featuring the vocals of Arjeet Sensharma, the symphonic winds, and the percussion ensemble, as well as the wind ensemble and symphonic bands showcasing a collection of marches.
There will be a holiday sing-along, and the original compositions of student composers, Noah Saberhagen, David Rhies, Max Aifer, and Nik Hokaj will be featured.
The program for the Winter Chorus Concert is set to feature songs performed by the GMHS Chorus, Chamber Singers, and both combined.
The GMHS Chorus will be presenting four songs, including Laus Deo with freshman Ellen Rhee on piano, soulful spirituals in Swingin’ with the Saints, and the traditional Christmas anthem, White Christmas.
The Chamber Singers have prepared a variety of songs to perform, such as the Ukrainian carol, “Carol of the Bells,” a Russian folk song called “Kalinka,” an Israeli melody named “Saeinu Lamid’bar,” and the English traditional carol, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”