Fossil Ridge Spring Choir Concert


Johnny Howlett

The Fossil Ridge Choir program performed their annual spring concert on March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fossil Performing Arts Center. All six of the program’s choirs sang a variety of different songs throughout the night. All songs were directed by teachers John Garner and Bri McCormick and many of the pieces were accompanied by pianist Anneke Toomey.

Sabercat Singers

Starting off the night was the Sabercat Singers choir with the song “Dance For Love” by Z. Randall Stroope, followed by  “Flanders Fields” by Paul A. Aitken, and “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre. They finished with “Afternoon on a Hill” by Eric Barnum. 

Women’s Choir

The Sabercats were followed by the Women’s Choir, who started off with “Hotaru Koi” (Ho, Firefly) by Rō Ogura, then sung “The Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle” by Eleanor Daly, and finally finished off with “Las Amarillas” by Stephen Hatfield.

Chamber Choir

The next choir to perform was the Chamber Choir, singing “Tykus Tykus” by Vaclovas Augustinas, followed by “Ballade to the Moon” from Three Nocturnes by Daniel Elder, and finishing with “The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet To Fly” by Joshua Shan.

Vox Femina

Vox Femina followed up next, singing “The Birds’ Lullaby” by Sarah Quartel. They then sung “O Frondens Virga,” arranged by Drew Collins, “Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel and arranged by Deke Sharon, and finally “Barso Re” by A.R. Rahman and arranged by Ethan Sperry.

Men’s Choir

Rounding off the traditional choirs was the Men’s Choir, with their performance of “Star of the County Down,” a traditional Irish piece arranged by William Hunt, followed by “For My Brother” by Andrea Ramsay. Next, they performed “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg, and finally finished off with “Will the Rain Fall Down?” by Braeden Ayres.

Tenth Bass

Finishing off the night was the Fossil Jazz choir, Tenth Bass, with “Havana” by Camila Cabello, followed by “God is a DJ” by P!nk. They then sung “What now” by Rihanna and finished the night with “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson.