Winter concert tonight at Leh. Middle School
The Lehighton Area Middle School Music Department will hold a winter concert at 7 p.m. today in the school auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Jazz Ensemble will begin the program.
"Swing Time," an original by Jerry Nowak, will kick off the concert. Christopher Windbeck, an eighth grade alto sax player, will also be featured in this number.
Next, the jazz ensemble will perform "Witchcraft," which was a huge hit for Sinatra in the 1950s. "Take The A Train," which features the talents of Peter Phelan, will be the third piece.
This ensemble will conclude their portion of the program with "Wooly Bully." Eighth graders Corey German and Devin Frantz will be featured on this selection.
The jazz ensemble is under the direction of Thomas Weidner.
Next, Music Express Junion, a middle school show choir under the direction of Laura Welkey, will perform. Music Express Junior will be opening with "Jingle Bells Rock," which is a combination of "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Jingle Bells."
The classic "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" will be their second selection. The ever-popular "Frosty the Snowman" will conclude Music Express Junior's portion of the program.
The Treble Chorale, consisting of fifth and sixth graders under the direction of Weidner, will perform next. The Treble Chorale will perform "Goin' On A Sleigh Ride," which combines original material and "Over the River and Through the Woods."
Next, th chorale will perform the spunky original, "Winter Troika Ride."
"Sing Songs of Joy," which is reminiscent of a Bach fugue, will be their third selection.
"Casey Jones," which tells the story of an American hero is sure to delight the audience. "Snow is Falling Still," which features Ellen Perkins on violin, is sure to remind the audience of winter. The Treble Chorale will conclude with the timeless classic "Winter Wonderland."
The Choraliers, the seventh and eighth grade chorus under the direction of Welkey, will be the final ensemble to perform. "Cantar," which means sing in Spanish, will be their first selection. Evan Haberman and Leah Hoover are featured on this selection.
Next they will perform the timeless pop classic, "Baby, It's Cold Outside."
"God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" accompanied on the piano by Emily Cerimele, will be their next selection.
"Peace on Earth," which will feature a tone chime ensemble and Michael Warkala on the piano, will be their second to last selection.
"Furaha!," which is Swahili for joy, will conclude the evening's festivities.
The concert is open to the public.