The Upper School Chorale, Chamber Singers, Coda Red, Ringers, and Handbell Ensemble put on a magnificent show on May 17th.
The spectacular night started off strong with performances from the Moravian Academy Chamber Singers who, whether singing peaceful or upbeat songs, created a beautiful harmony that perfectly blended the diverse voice parts. Following those breathtaking performances, the Moravian Academy Handbell Ensemble sprang into action with chimes of bells filling the auditorium. Whether the bells were rung or struck with a mallet, the smooth symphony of resonating bells empowered the audience to always keep going. The subsequent Coda Red’s show, as always, was incredible as there were numerous talented lead singers who guided the acapella group into different, fun, and comedic directions.
The Moravian Academy Ringers next appeared onstage with riveting performances that evoked multiple feelings of gratitude, optimism, and courage. The group delighted the audience by performing a special piece arranged by Rob Riker, which included the wonderful sounds of the trumpet and the guitar. Last but certainly not least, the Moravian Academy Chorale impressed the audience with its mastery of various songs that sparked many emotions, especially when joined with the ringing groups in the grand finale.
Thoughtfully thematic, the evening culminated with all groups playing and singing together Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin. It was a magical evening.
(Photo Credit: Kalli Miller ’19)