Students’ choir day concert hits high note

Students rehearse outside during Choir Day. - Photos: Jewel Levy

Members of the Cayman Youth Choir hosted a ‘choir day’ concert at John Gray High School after learning six songs in one day.

The informal gathering was to show people what they could accomplish when they put their minds to it.

Cayman Youth Choir director Naomi Allnutt said she was excited the mini concert had turned out so well, as it was the first time the students had done this.

She said the choir currently has around 50 members, with students from 10 government and private primary and secondary schools.

“The choir is a true representation of Cayman that I am very proud of,” Allnutt said.

The concert featured students singing ‘One Hundred Years’, ‘A Take On Me’, ‘Adiemus,’ ‘Old Town Road’ and the ‘Lion Sleeps Tonight’.

She said the students did a wonderful job and parents and invited guests were impressed with their performance.

From left, Arianna Miller, Katie Kane and Erin Bush study the song sheets.

Deja Brownrigg said she liked being in the choir because it enhances how she sings and because she wants to grow up to be a famous singer.

Adrianna Miller said she joined the group because she always sings in the house, but had never performed before an audience.

Isabel Ordonez said it was really a great experience for her and singing made her feel happy.

Clifton Hunter student Victoria Scott said she just loves to sing, while Sean Moran from St. Ignatius said he joined because he likes music and he figured it would help him to improve his music reading skills.

“The aim of the Choir Day was to have fun, make friendships through music and celebrate how far we’ve grown in 2019,” said Allnutt.

The youth choir is supported by Cayman Arts Festival and is free to join.

Shamara Lewis and Ciara Chong share a beat.

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