All choirs to convene for retreat

Alex Goldstein

Choir students from the Middle and Upper Schools will come together to learn new music, sing for one another and meet students who also have a passion for singing on Saturday for the second-annual All-School Choir Retreat.

“I thought that being associated for the first time with the upper schoolers allowed for all the choir students to feel like one unit and a community.” Jake Schroeder ’20 said.

During the event, choral students will have the opportunity to interact and meet with other students who sing in different grades and are on different campuses. Students will then split off into small breakout groups where they will all learn a song called “Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie.” The day will end with each choir singing a song from their repertoire to the rest of the group.

“I love singing with my choir, and I can’t wait to show the rest of the students what we have been working on,” Wolverine Chorus member Harry Garvey ’18 said.

The idea behind the all- choir retreat was started last year by Adam Yaron ’16 and Shelby Weiss ’16 and has continued to be student-run based on the student’s ideas with teachers acting as supporters and facilitators.

The event was started in an effort to initiate a stronger relationship between campuses and the students who sing, middle school choral director Nina Burtchaell said.

“I am excited to see my middle school friends and hear all of the other choirs,” Bel Canto singer Catherine Crouch ’19 said. “I had such a great time in choir last year, and I can’t wait to be back for a day.”

All students who are in the seventh grade choirs, Vocal Ensemble, Wolverine Chorus, Bel Canto, Wolverine Singers and Chamber Singers will attend the event.