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Groton Hill Youth Choruses

Season Finale ’23

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 6:00pm

Meadow Hall at Groton Hill

Kathy McMinn & Laura Altenor, Conductors
Judy Veracka, Accompanist
Evelyn Zuckerberg, Student Intern

PROGRAM

Prelude Chorus

1. Mama Don’t Allow – Traditional American Folk Song
arr. Trian Lewis

2. If All of the Raindrops – Folk Song

Prelude and Lyrica Choruses

3. Way Out in Left Field
(with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”)
Words by Mac Huff and John Jacobson

Lyrica Chorus

4. Haru Ga Kita (Spring Has Come) – Japanese Folk Song
arr. Greg Gilpin

5. Way Up High
(with “Over My Head”- An African American Spiritual)
arr. John Jacobson and Alan Billingsley

Lyrica and Harmonia Choruses

6. Best Day of My Life
Words and music: Zachary Barnett, James Adam Shelley, Matthew Sanchez, David Rublin, Shep Goodman, and Aaron Accetta
arr. Deke Sharon

Harmonia Chorus

7. The Storm is Passing Over
Words and music: Charles Albert Tindley
arr. Barbara W. Baker

Trio: Harmony Auguste, Arrow Zaman, Evelyn Zuckerberg

8. Lollipop
Words and music: Beverly Ross and Julius Dixon

9. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho – Traditional Spiritual
arr. Brad Printz

Prelude, Lyrica, and Harmonia

10. On Music’s Wings
Words and music: Peter Boyer

Soloist: Madeleine O’Lalor

Members of the Choruses

Prelude I Chorus
with Kathy McMinn

Kenemassa Harrison
Brenzion Harrison
Bethany Li
Adele Lu
Anna Grace Luellen
Inaya Marasinghe
Aiden Mountain
Hailey Reynolds
Hannah Richter
Laci Smith
Quinn Smithwood-Green
Ellie Werbos
Yvette Xia
Mabelle Zabaruk

Prelude II Chorus
with Laura Altenor

Niara Amuthan
Idun Barnespike
Isabella Huang
Leo Jordan
Summer Loucraft
Audrey Mathieu
Leilani McDermott
Augusta Monahan
Lane Monahan
Hannah Pawlak
Swara Shastry
Miriam Trefonides
Beatrix Wrangham
Thea Wright
Akshara Yalavarti

Lyrica Chorus
with Kathy McMinn

Lucy Cafaro
Aidia Fernald
Caroline Gagnon
Evelyn Gamache
Vivian Gamache
Jackie Hawes
Namir Kazi
Mallory Klane
Skylar Morse
Noah Mountain
Annie Page
Isaac Pezzuto
Emma Power
Emerson Racela
Rosabel Racela
Benjamin Richter
Arya Sachdev
Lacey Slager
Parker Smith
Lia Sullivan
Neo Vangala
Abhirami Vimalan
Vivian Weskner
Taylor Wood

Harmonia Chorus
with Kathy McMinn

Harmony Auguste
Briseis Diaz
Lea Le Dret
Madeleine O’Lalor
Portia Pinder
Kashika Ralhan
Holden Ryan
Lillian Schneider
Haley Sullivan
Gianna Sundersingh
Devin Ward
Annabelle Xu
Layla Zaman
Evelyn Zuckerberg

Kathleen McMinn

About Our Conductors

Kathy McMinn, director of our Youth Choir program, is 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. Kathy holds a Master of Arts in Education from University of New England and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Hartt School of Music.

Laura Altenor has experience as a public school music educator, private voice teacher, professional vocalist, record label manager, and film production coordinator. Trained classically and in musical theater, she has taught chorus, dance, and acting at the Boys and Girls Club in Everett, sang in District and All-State Choirs, and toured Europe with the Sound of America Choir and The USA Original Gospel Singers. For over 10 years Laura taught voice, intermediate piano, and musical theater courses at Music Elements School in Chelmsford. She has also appeared in lead roles in many Off-Broadway musicals such as Sister Act the Musical, Dreamgirls, and The Color Purple. She is a member of Groton Hill’s voice faculty in addition to her role as Community Engagement & Summer Programs Manager.

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