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Groton Hill Youth Choruses

Spring Concert

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 6:00pm

The Concert Hall

Kathy McMinn, Director
Scott Arnold, Assistant Director
Judy Veracka, Accompanist

PROGRAM

Canto
1. A Tisket, A Tasket
Words and music: Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander

2. Mister Sun
Traditional folk song

Canto and Prelude
3. One Bottle of Pop
Traditional folk song

Prelude
4. House at Pooh Corner 
Words and music: Kenny Loggins
arr. Audrey Snyder

5. Catalina Magdalena
Traditional folk song

Prelude and Lyrica
6. Dreams of Harmony
Words and music: Joanne Hammil
Piano arrangement: Janet Hood

Lyrica
7. Catch a Falling Star
Words and music: Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss
arr. Mac Huff

8. Humpty Dumpty
Words and music: Dave and Jean Perry

Lyrica and Harmonia
9. Give Us Hope
Music: James Papoulis
arr. Francisco J. Nunez

Harmonia
10. Kusimama 
Words and music: James Papoulis

11. Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
arr. Roger Emerson

Soloist: Alex Koehler

12. Double Trouble
Music by John Williams
arr. Teena Chinn

Prelude, Lyrica, and Harmonia
13. Music Is Everywhere
Traditional spiritual
arr. Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid

Members of the Choruses

Canto
Scott Arnold, director

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

Prelude I
Kathy McMinn, director

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

Prelude II
Scott Arnold, director

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

Lyrica
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
Aneesh Reddy
Benjamin Richter
Hannah Richter
Myra Saha
Michelle Sanchez
Laci Smith
Lia Sullivan
Abhirami Vimalan
Charlotte Walch
Ellie Werbos
Taylor Wood

Harmonia
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
James White
Annabelle Xu

About Our Directors

Kathy McMinn, Director of our Youth Choruses 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.

Scott Arnold, Assistant Director, Youth Choruses, is 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 received a Bachelor of Music in Education from Arkansas Tech University. He and his husband Ben moved to Massachusetts in 2020 with their two adorable dogs, Will and Grace. 

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