3TEN

Filed under NEWS

Chorus performs in LGPE

Back to Article
Back to Article

Chorus performs in LGPE

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Decatur High Chorus performed in Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) on March 28. The three chorus classes, Women’s, Men’s and Advanced Women’s Chorus prepared two pieces to perform for judges. Afterward, they had a sight-singing test where they sang a piece of music without previous practice.

This year, the Advanced Women’s Chorus performed “Cantate Domino,” a lively and happy piece which they followed by “Makedonska Humoreska,” a moody and rhythmic piece. Sophomore Anna Zreloff felt like they improved since last year’s LGPE.

“I think we came with a lot more energy this year,” Zreloff said. “We were more passionate about the songs I think.”

Dr. Eskew-Sparks, the choral director, changed tactics this year; instead of the both women’s choruses singing together, she divided them by class period, leading to better preparation and unification. Zreloff was more confident about the song choices compared to last year. Previously, Dr. ES chose a complex Psalm in German for the chorus to learn. Not only was learning the pronunciations of the words difficult but memorizing a different language presented many challenges.

Advanced Women’s Chorus practices for their LGPE performance

“I think we weren’t as confident as a whole, and I remember asking a friend for the words before we performed,” Zreloff said. “This time our class was really well prepared.”

Despite the success in the performance part of LGPE, chorus members like junior Andi Kezh were disappointed with their sight reading.

“We lacked in sight-reading because of our nerves and tempo issues,” Kezh said.

For the future, Kezh knows the chorus will learn from this year’s challenges.

“We are going to practice sight reading consistently and keep our confidence high so we are ready for next year,” Kezh said.

Overall, the Advanced Women’s Chorus had a successful year at LGPE, and Zreloff was satisfied with the performance.

“We can convey our message to people or share a story through music,” Zreloff said. “We were all passionate about what we were singing, and that’s all that mattered.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Ava Posner, Author

Ava Posner (class of 2020) is committed to telling stories creatively through different medias. She runs cross country and plays violin and piano. When...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    ENTERTAINMENT

    Contestants to take the stage in Decatur’s Got Talent Auditions

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    NEWS

    Entire district locked down

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    Advertisment

    City Schools of Decatur Live Twitter Feed

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    NEWS

    Community groups examine racial inequity

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    NEWS

    Trump Administration changes policy on birth control insurance coverage

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    ENTERTAINMENT

    Update: James and the Giant Peach Tech Week and Preparation for Opening Night

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    Events

    Decatur practices first code red drill in two years

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    NEWS

    Decatur City Dance Company hosts fall performance

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    NEWS

    DHS Implements New Spirit Points System

  • Chorus performs in LGPE

    NEWS

    Agnes Scott Muslim Association raises money for Yemen

Navigate Right
Decatur High School, GA
Chorus performs in LGPE