Posted by Theresa Carey, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on May 26, 2007 at 1:36 pm
What a fantastic tribute to a terrific program. It's been a great year to be involved with the choir -- I only wish my daughter had joined sooner than her senior year!
I had a great time chaperoning the choir's trip to the Heritage Festival and Disneyland at the end of March. It was a thrill to hear them perform, and to see them haul home a huge pile of trophies.
Here are a few (admittedly low-quality -- the video, not the performance!) videos of Paly choir performances up on YouTube. I apologize in advance for the clips from the Valentine's concert; somehow the digital camera's audio and video got out of sync after being uploaded to YouTube. They play fine on our home computer.
"La Vie Boheme" from the Valentine's concert: Web Link
Spectrum singers performing "The Lonely Goatherd" at the Valentine's concert: Web Link
The concert choir, featuring the tenor section, singing, "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" at the Valentine's concert. Web Link
The combined choirs (80 singers!) sing "Betelehemu" at the end of the Madrigal Dinner, December 2006: Web Link
Part 2 of Betelehemu -- worth listening to for the great ending -- Web Link=.
I have some video of the Spring Concert on the camcorder but haven't converted them to digital files yet. Soon, I hope.
As mentioned earlier on Town Square, I think it would be fantastic if the Weekly started an "Artist of the Week" feature -- akin to the "Athlete of the Week" feature that is a long-running standard in the publication. I've been involved with high school athletics, and see that the artists put as much -- sometimes more -- passion and effort into their singing, dancing, painting, playing, performing as the athletes do.