Groton Hill Youth Choruses

Spring Concert

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 6:00pm

Meadow Hall at Groton Hill

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


Prelude Chorus

1. Never Smile at a Crocodile
Words by Jack Lawrence and music by Frank Churchill
arr. Audrey Snyder

2. Happiness
Words and music: Clark Gesner
arr. Greg Gilpin

Prelude and Lyrica Choruses

3. Seven Silly Songs
arr. and adapt. Mark Weston 

Lyrica Chorus

4. Oh, We Are Fine Musicians (We Practice Every Day)
Traditional German Folk Song
arr. Mark Burrows 

5. Tama Tu (A Maori Proverb)
Words and music: Sally K. Albrecht

Lyrica and Harmonia Choruses

6.Bombela (Traditional Zulu)
arr. Will Skaff and edited by Melissa Keylock
Soloist: Aidia Fernald

Harmonia Chorus

7. Windy Nights
Words and music: Cynthia Gray

8. Sanctus (Based on a Canon by Franz Schubert)
arr. Donald Moore

9. Great Day!
arr. Abi Moore
Soloists: Haley Sullivan and Annabelle Xu

10. Ja-Da
Music: Bob Carlton
arr. Linda Spevacek-Avery

Prelude, Lyrica, and Harmonia

11. Glorious
Words and music: Stephanie Mabey
arr. Masa Fukuda

Soloists: Gianna Sundersingh, Kashika Ralhan, Arrow Zahman, Harmony Auguste, Evelyn Zuckerberg, James White, Madeleine O’Lalor, Evelyn Gamache

Members of the Choruses

Prelude I Chorus
with Kathy McMinn

Penelope Altsman
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
Leo Jordan
Summer Loucraft
Audrey Mathieu
Augusta Monahan
Lane Monahan
Hannah Pawlak
Swara Shastry

Lyrica Chorus
Aidia Fernald
Evelyn Gamache
Vivian Gamache
Jackie Hawes
Namir Kazi
Andrew Lu
Skylar Morse
Noah Mountain
Annie Page
Isaac Pezzuto
Emma Power
Rosabel Racela
Benjamin Richter
Arya Sachdev
Lacey Slager
Lia Sullivan
Aedan Sysong
Neo Vangala
Violette Weksner
Vivian Weskner
Taylor Wood

Harmonia Chorus
Harmony Auguste
Briseis Diaz
Lea Le Dret
Madeleine O’Lalor
Portia Pinder
Kashika Ralhan
Holden Ryan
Lillian Schneider
Haley Sullivan
Gianna Sundersingh
Devin Ward
James White
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.