Annual fall Choral Coffeehouse held in SAC

Nov. 21, 2005, midnight | By Lynda Seumo | 16 years, 6 months ago

Blair's choral program sponsors the event

Montgomery Blair's annual fall Choral Coffeehouse took place this past Friday night in the SAC. The coffeehouse, sponsored by Blair's choral program, had a variety of musical acts, a dance performance and a fashion show all orchestrated by Blair students.

Some of the choral students and their parents brought snacks and drinks, while the Woodmoor Bakery and Starbucks donated the rest of the refreshments.

The evening started of with an acoustic guitar performance by Indra Hidayat and Miriam Dipab. Their first song was "So Slow," by Freestyle, and the second one was called "For Good," composed by Miriam Dipab.The first act was followed by two a cappella soloists, which included Alec Garrin, performing "At Last" by Etta James, and Yenusa Eke performing Kirk Franklin's "Because Of Who You Are."

Up next were Tess Minnick and Laura Cole performing an exciting swing dance routine filled with lifts and turns that really got the crowd going. After them, the Caribbean Club performed two dance routines. The first one was to Sean Paul's "Change the Game." The group's coordination and flair made the audience clap enthusiastically. The second routine was to Chris Brown's "Run It." The group, which consisted of seven girls, mixed a lot of popular mainstream dance moves with some creative additions of their own.

The highlight of the evening was an entertaining fashion show coordinated by Chauncea Carothers. The models came out from the right side of the SAC, strutting outfits filled with mixed matched colors. After all the models were on the stage, they proceeded to advance forward and sit on the stairs were each one posed several times. The show was accompanied with a lot of whistling and cheering from the crowd and received the most enthusiastic applause of the night.

Juniors Karen Biddle and Efrata Obsa and senior John Musgrave followed the fashion show with musical performances. Biddle sang "You'll Never Walk Alone," from the musical Carousel, while Obsa gave an outstanding solo performance of Alicia Keys's "If I Ain't Got You." Musgrave sang a political Country Joe & The Fish classic, "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag," accompanied by his guitar.

The night concluded with two performances. The first one was by the Scoff Band, an instrumentally-driven band with guitar solos and incredible voices, singing three original songs by them. The last act was Blair's own Irish group, the Kiltics. The group was a delight to watch and especially entertaining when they sang "Under the Scotsmen Kilt," which was filled with sound effects from their instruments and their own voices. The group was the icing on the cake to a pleasurable evening.

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