The Como Concert Choir attended a choir clinic presented by VocalEssence on Nov. 20 at Johnson High School with Francisco Nunez and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. They had an opportunity to sing for Nunez, exchange performances with the Johnson and Central choirs and learn a song composed by Nunez.
The Como Chamber Singers performed in a concert celebrating community at the American Choral Director’s Association of Minnesota fall convention on Nov. 21. This project began in October with Melanie DeMore, an expert on music of the Gullah people of southeastern U.S. coastal islands. Como’s singers joined singers from One Voice Mixed Chorus, Park Center High School of Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis Washburn High School in Songs from the Underground Railroad, a composition by DeMore that included Gullah stick pounding.
Check out the Como Park Senior High Choir Facebook fan page to hear excerpts of this extraordinary event. The five choirs from Como held their annual Pops Concert on Dec. 15. Songs from Frozen, a medley of popular dance music, a recap of some of the fall musical’s tunes and Waka Waka were part of the performance.