When I attended my first choir concert at North Kansas City High School years ago, it was the women’s Treble Choir that really impressed me. The tight harmonies and a capella pieces they did at that concert impressed me — someone who sings a capella regularly as a professional.
This year the numbers were not a capella, but they were quite well presented, if not quite as tight as those original a capella pieces I remembered from years ago (I know, after all these years, we are talking about different singers, but we have the same Mr. Shirley directing faithfully and well).
The first song was The Old Woman in a Basket, a traditional nursery rhyme arranged by Lana Walter. They sang it very liltingly and brought out the fun of the song.
The second number was El Cielo Canta Alegria! by Pablo Sosa, arranged by Roger Bergs. This number really lilted along, and the women were very responsive in their dynamics.