Fifth grade choirs celebrated their term’s work in fine style this month with energetic and fun-filled musical performances at Winterfest and also for ES audiences and parents. Students in Mr. Murphy’s and Mr. Stevens’ classes wowed audiences with a variety of beautiful Christmas ballads, lively holiday pieces and an energy-filled Hanukkah song. All pieces integrated voices with instruments and the performances were made even more special by a 4th grade percussionist and a 12th grade flautist.
The handbell choir added to the festive spirit as well with several selections on a classical and holiday theme. A small group of four handbellers even pulled off a great performance of “Jingle Bell Rock”! Our fifth grade choirs performed with precision and spirit and they lifted the hearts and spirits of all who heard them! (Karolee Kent, ES Music)