The Carbon High School choir department brought Hollywood into the school’s auditorium on Monday. Members of the various audition choirs were able to perform select songs from movies and the stage. The night was full of songs from “Casablanca,” “Mamma Mia,” “Spider Man” and even “Top Gun.”
The students were able to sing and dance to a full auditorium Monday night as well as to local elementary school students for a special Friday performance.
The venue was created by CHS choir instructor Arthella Williams and then-band teacher Matthew Krause and started as a “Broadway Revue.” Williams and Krause realized that many students in band and choir wanted to participate in musicals but couldn’t commit to a whole performance and decided to give them a chance to experience performing in a similar atmosphere.
This year’s performance highlighted only the choir and allowed students to not only sing new styles of music but also experience a new mode of performance as all numbers included, to an extent, choreography provided by Nicole Bennett and Jaci Mohr.
“My favorite part was seeing it all come together and seeing personalities come out on stage,” Williams said. “Thank you for your support,” she also expressed in regards to the community. “The auditorium was packed.”
“I just like all of it,” explained Sara Morely, an alto from Carbon’s Concert Choir. “It’s lots of fun being with everyone and making memories.”
The CHS choirs plan on traveling to Richfield and Temple Square for other performances in the coming weeks, and their holiday concert will be held on Dec. 14.