Seniors perform at annual Senior Solo Night


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Gisele Stigi ’22 performs “7 Nation Army” by the White Stripes during the annual Senior Solo Night.

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Seniors from the choral program performed at the annual Senior Solo Night in Rugby Theatre on May 31. The show, hosted by Joy Ho ’22, Marine Degryse ’22 and Gisele Stigi ’22, featured an individual performance from each senior in addition to a final group number.

Stigi, who sang “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes, said she felt hosting and performing in the show was a fitting way to end her performing arts career at the school.

“I’ve been involved in performing arts at [the school] for so long, and I used to look up to the seniors in this department so much,” Stigi said. “I’m really close with the two seniors who hosted last year, and I remember them telling me that I should absolutely not host my year because it was so stressful to put together. Of course, I didn’t listen to them, and it was incredibly stressful and overwhelming at times, but, despite that, [Degryse], [Ho] and I all agree that it was completely worth it. The success of Senior Solo Night was really due to every single insanely talented performer, and the three of us just feel lucky that we were able to facilitate the process.”

Isaac Tiu ’24 said he enjoyed watching the seniors perform and felt they finished their music careers at the school in a memorable way.

“My heart melted at the Senior Solo Night watching students perform music which they were passionate about in addition to getting to really enjoy their last performance together,” Tiu said. “This overwhelmingly talented and loving class seemed like a family as they ended their six-year long journey with a bang.”

Lola Cortez ’22, who performed “Epic III” by Anaïs Mitchell, said she enjoyed having the bittersweet opportunity to perform for the last time with other seniors she had been singing with for years.

“If I could say three words about the Senior Solo Night, these come to mind: mesmerizing, memorable and bittersweet,” Cortez said. “It was an unforgettable experience, with a fantastic audience, and talented musicians who truly just wanted to share their gifts. I can honestly say I am so grateful to have been part of my group of seniors. I’m going to miss them a lot, and I hope wherever our journey takes us, we can remember what it felt like to sing with each other one last time.”