The Lehighton Area Middle School will be holding a concert and art exhibition on Wednesday, May 18. The 17th annual Spring Art Exhibition will begin at 6 p.m., while the Spring Choral Concert will begin at 7.

Ms. Phillips and Mrs. Micheletti will exhibit outstanding student art work from their fifth through eighth grade art classes. Projects that were created this year include 3-D construction, printing, acrylic, tempera and watercolor paintings, drawings, and mixed media works.

The art exhibition will be a juried Art Display with awards for the following categories; drawing, painting, 3-D works, printmaking, mixed media, and paper craft for each grade level.

During the Spring Choral Concert, the middle school show choir, Music Express Jr., will perform first.

The Motown classic, "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" will be their first selection, followed by "Knock on Wood," which will feature the vocal talents of eighth grader Sophia Everett. The group will conclude its portion of the program with Kenny Loggins' smash hit of the 1980s, "Footloose."

The Treble Chorale, consisting of fifth and sixth graders, is under the direction of Thomas Weidner. They will begin their portion of the program with an original reminiscent of the Beach Boys entitled, "Boogie Board Boogie." They will then perform a selection inspired by the poet Emily Dickinson entitled, "Morning," followed by "My America," which is based off of the patriotic hymn "My Country Tis' of Thee." Bobby Darin's "Splish, Splash" will conclude their portion of the program.

The Choraliers, consisting of seventh and eighth graders, is a mixed choir under the direction of Laura Welkey.

Their first selection is an original by Sally Albrecht entitled, "Ye Shall Have a Song."

Next, Holly Hinkle will accompany the choir on the Baroque piece "Ich will den Herrn loben." "America, the Land I Love" will feature Holly Hinkle on the piano with Hunter McCable, Matthew Shanton, and Noah Williams on percussion. "Lean On Me," which has been featured on the TV show Glee, will highlight Spence David and Holly Hinkle on vocal solos.

"Africa", as recorded by Toto, is sure to take everyone on a trip back to the 1980s.

The Choraliers will conclude their portion of the program with Barry Manilow's "One Voice." "One Voice" features Emily Cerimele on piano and Riley Schaeffer, Maria Colon, and Noah Williams on vocal solos.

The concert and art exhibition is free and open to the public.