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Groton Hill Youth Choruses

Season Finale ’24

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 6:00pm

Concert Hall at Groton Hill

Kathy McMinn & Scott Arnold, Conductors
Judith Veracka, pianist
Katelyn Robinson and Annabelle Xu, interns

PROGRAM

Canto Chorus
1. Down By the Station
written by Slim Gaillard

2. Bought Me a Cat
written by Aaron Copland
arr. Cristi Cary Miller

Canto and Prelude Choruses
3. Inchworm – from Hans Christian Anderson
written by Frank Loesser

Prelude Chorus
4. My Favorite Things – from The Sound of Music
Words and music: Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers
arr. Mac Huff

5. Silly Song – from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
written by Larry Money

Prelude and Lyrica Chorus
6. Do-Re-Mi – from The Sound of Music
Words and music: Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers
arr. Roger Emerson

Lyrica Chorus
7. The Place Where the Lost Things Go – from Mary Poppins Returns
Music: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
arr. Mac Huff

8. Green Eggs and Ham from Seussical the Musical
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens and Dr. Seuss
arr. Andy Beck

Lyrica and Harmonia Choruses
9. Hakuna Matata – from The Lion King
Music: Elton John
Lyrics: John Rice
arr. Roger Emerson
Elyse Madge, soloist
Maggie Bruce, soloist

Harmonia Chorus
10. Circle of Life – from The Lion King
Music and Lyrics: Hans Zimmer and Lebo M
arr. by Audrey Snyder
Annabelle Xu, soloist

Anne Longtin, solo flute

11. Pure Imagination – from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Words and Music: Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
arr. Audrey Snyder

12. The Rhythm of Life – from Sweet Charity
Music: Cy Coleman
Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
arr. John Leavitt

All Singers
13. Better When I’m Dancin’ – from The Peanuts Movie
Words and Music: Meghan Trainor and Thaddeus Dixon
arr. by Roger Emerson

Members of the Choruses

Canto Chorus
with Scott Arnold, Director

Kiara Alden
Ophelia Gollands
Surya Hickcox
Trista Kuzdeba
Stepan Kuznetsov
Julian Pawlicki
Suhaira Peta
Audrey Shultz
Madelyn Tobin
Robbie Wood
Beatrix Wrangham
Thea Wright
Akshara Yalavarti
Moline Yao
James Zhao

Prelude Chorus
with Kathy McMinn, Director

Cynthia Ding
Nariné Dougherty
Margot Herrera
Leo Jordan
Bethany Li
Henry Liebenow
Hailey Reynolds
Swara Shastry
Evie Sheffer

Prelude Chorus II
with Scott Arnold, Director

Idun Barnespike
Gabriella Bruster
Ca’Taiyah Collins
Isabella Huang
Clive Kim
Hadley OHara
Nolan Tan
Miriam Trefonides

Lyrica Chorus
with Kathy McMinn, Director

Aarya Bandekar
Delaney Gagnon
Ariana Hirbour
Michaela Hua
Saira Kalvert
Michael Lee
Matthew Lee
Aurelia Levine
Anna Grace Luellen
Elyse Madge
Lily Milutinovic
Augusta Monahan
Lillian Pacier
Albert Rakip
Mackenzie Ravagno
Aneesh Reddy
Benjamin Richter
Hannah Richter
Myra Saha
Michelle Sanchez
Evie Siff
Laci Smith
Lia Sullivan
Clara Sutton
Abhirami Vimalan
Charlotte Walch
Ellie Werbos
Taylor Wood

Harmonia Chorus
with Kathy McMinn, Director

Lina Abe
Sam Belknap
Lucy Cafaro
John Bora Caglar
Holly Cavicchi
Abigail Deery
Briseis Diaz
Emma Dutton
Aidia Fernald
Lucy Hebert
Lucy Keene
Alex Koehler
Tiffany Lin
Arshana Mahesh
Lennon Marder
Alex Milutinovic
Otis Mountain
Isaac Pezzuto
Portia Pinder
Rosabel Racela
Holden Ryan
Arya Sachdev
Lillian Schnieder
Tiana Sethiya
Haley Sullivan
Neo Vangala
Sadie Vogel
Devin Ward
Evelyn Werbos
James White
Annabelle Xu

About Our Conductors

Kathy McMinn is Director of our Youth Chorus program and an award-winning music educator with over 35 years of experience. Her passion for choral music has been her motivation in developing several successful choruses that have pushed the potential of their singers. She directed the Federal Furnace Treble Chorus and was the founding director of the Plymouth Children’s Chorus, two guest choruses who performed with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. Kathy founded South Shore Conservatory’s Pure Treble and Pure Harmony choruses. Both were accredited with performing with the Plymouth Philharmonic, the African Children’s Choir, and a special performance for then-Vice President Biden. She also directed the 2017 Plymouth Schools Elementary All Town Chorus and co-directed the Plymouth International Chorus in performances in Plymouth, Massachusetts and Plymouth, England.

Scott Arnold is an intructor of our Youth Chorus programs, and an Elementary Music Teacher in Northborough, MA, with a passion for nurturing the love of music in his students. He also directs the music at Trinity Church in Northborough, and is a seasoned pianist with over 25 years of experience. He says that creating and sharing music is what brings him joy. Originally from Arkansas, Scott made the leap to Massachusetts in 2020 with his husband Ben and their two adorable dogs, Will and Grace. He directs our choruses for ages 4 and 5: Canto and Prelude.

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