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The concert that I attended this semester was my cousin Hailey’s middle school choir concert on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 7:00 PM at North Laurel Middle School. The performance took place in the gym. The concert being in the gym made it so easy to really hear the choir member’s voices and the audience could really take in the lyrics. My cousin is in the 7th grade, therefore she only performed 3 songs total. The first song she performed was, “America of thee I sing.” The second song she performed was, “From Sea to Shining Sea.” Lastly, the song she performed was, “Song of the Unsung Hero.”
This concert was performed by only the middle school choir only and they followed the conductor. The genres that the choir performed for the audience were American musical and Christian. The only instrument used during this concert were the choir member’s voices. The reason for there being no other instruments besides their voices is because they wanted their voices to be able to really shine and to not be taken over. The choir members had to warm up their voices before they began singing any songs. Most of the performance the choir was singing in the same tone/pitch but there were other times when everyone was singing in flawless harmony. The choir was breaking up into three parts which were bass, soprano, and alto. Altos and sopranos are usually female voices and basses are usually male voices. My cousin, being a female and having a high pitch she is a soprano.
The concert lasted about an hour and it was outstanding, and my cousin did excellent. To be a middle school choir concert, the concert was well thought out and put together. To be honest, this performance was not what I expected at all and I was just going in support for my cousin. This concert was very entertaining and exceeded all of my expectations. I would most definitely go to another choir concert. The song, “Song of the Unsung Hero” was absolutely breathtaking and gave me chills. I had never heard the song before, and it was magnificent. Overall, all three of the songs that I heard my cousin’s 7th grade choir class perform were excellent, they could not have done a better job.
Growing up with my dad being a pastor of a church, music has always played a big role in my life and has been very influential to me. I remember getting up early Sunday mornings, going to church and hearing the gospel music. I just thoroughly enjoy listening to music and always will. Going to my cousin’s choir performance filled me with joy just like it did when I was younger going to church. I was really happy with the song choices the choir performed. Everything went smoothly and I am really glad I attended this concert and got to see my little cousin do what she loves.