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Groton Hill Youth Chorus – Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 6:00pm

Meadow Hall at Groton Hill

Thank you for coming this evening. I would like to extend a special thanks to the following people who have made this concert a success: Our accompanist, Judy Veracka and our student intern, Evelyn Zuckerberg. I can’t say enough about their dedication and professionalism. Many thanks to Lauren Panfili, our class and ensemble manager, and all the office and production operations staff. It really does take a village! Thank you, parents, for your continued support and for raising such magnificent children and sharing them with me.

Have a joyous holiday season!
Kathy McMinn

Kathy McMinn, Conductor
Judy Veracka, Accompanist
Evelyn Zuckerberg, Student Intern

PROGRAM

Prelude Chorus

1. Frosty the Snowman
Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson

2. Suzy Snowflake
Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett

Prelude and Lyrica Choruses

3. Winter Fantasy
Jill Gallina (inspired by “Jingle Bells”)

Lyrica Chorus

4. Four Winter Rounds
Winter songs based on traditional rounds

5. First Footprints
Phyllis Wolfe-White and Karen Bodoin

Lyrica and Harmonia Choruses

6. Different Backgrounds
Dave and Jean Perry

Harmonia Chorus

7. Sparklejollytwinklejingley (from the Broadway musical Elf)
Lyrics: Chad Beguelin, Music: Matthew Sklar
Arr. Andy Beck

8. Something Told the Wild Geese
Sherri Porterfield

9. Great Day!
Arr. Abi Moore

Soloists: Layla Zaman and James White

Prelude, Lyrica, and Harmonia

10. When You Believe (from the Prince of Egypt)
Words and music: Stephen Schwartz
Arr. Audrey Snyder

Soloist: Annabelle Xu

11. A Winter Wish
Dave and Jean Perry

Members of the Choruses

Prelude Chorus
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 

Lyrica Chorus
Lily Crothers
Aidia Fernald
Evelyn Gamache
Vivian Gamache
Jackie Hawes
Namir Kazi
Andrew Lu
Skylar Morse
Noah Mountain
Rosabel Racela
Benjamin Richter
Arya Sachdev
Lacey Slager
Lia Sullivan
Aedan Sysong
Neo Vangala
Violette Weksner
Taylor Wood
Annabelle Xu

Harmonia Chorus
Briseis Diaz
Holden Ryan
Lea Le Dret
Portia Pinder
Kashika Ralhan
Haley Sullivan
Gianna Sundersingh
James White
Layla Zaman
Evelyn Zuckerberg

Kathleen McMinn

About Our Conductor

Kathy McMinn 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.

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