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Concert and art show set for Lehighton Middle School

Published May 08. 2012 05:01PM

The Lehighton Area Middle School will be holding a concert and art exhibition on Tuesday, May 15.

The 18th annual Spring Art Exhibition will begin at 6 p.m. while the Spring Choral Concert will start at 7 p.m.

Ms. Phillips and Mrs. Micheletti's students will exhibit outstanding art work from their fifth through eighth grade art classes. Projects that were created this year include ceramics, 3-D construction, printing, drawings, and mixed media works in a juried art display with awards given.

The middle school show choir, Music Express Jr., will perform selections from the iconic musical "Grease." The spunky "Born to Hand Jive" will be their first selection.

Next, Music Express Jr. will perform "You're the One That I Want" featuring a solo from seventh grader Tyler Dietz. This group will conclude their portion of the program with the memorable "We Go Together."

The Treble Chorale, consisting of fifth and sixth graders, is under the direction of Thomas Weidner.

The Treble Chorale will begin their portion of the program with Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Next, the chorale will perform the spunky fold song arrangement "Skip! Skip! Shoo, Fly, Shoo."

For their third piece, the chorale will perform Mark Patterson's "Silence and the Song."

Everyone is sure to get into the patriotic spirit with "America, the Free." This catchy 1950s tune "The Banjo's Back in Town" 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 Shakira's "Waka Waka," which was featured in the last World Cup soccer tournament. Twelfth grader Michael Warkala will accompany the chorus in "Little Wheel A-Turnin" and "Ubi Caritas."

Cammi Nalesnik, an eighth grader, will be featured on "Breakaway," and then the chorus will perform the stirring "Song for the Unsung Hero."

Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'", inspired by the version performed on the TV show "Glee," will be next. Eighth graders Devon Linaberry and Ben Cordova will be featured on this selection.

The Choraliers will conclude their performance with the hopeful "Let There Be Peace" featuring the talents of Rene Ronemus and Emily Corza.

The art exhibit is free with a possible minimal admission charge for the concert. Both events are open to the public.

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