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Performing Arts Showcase

Songs for Life Challenges, Courage, and Empowerment: 2019 Upper School Spring Choral Concert

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Packer's Arts Department presented "Songs for Life Challenges, Courage and Empowerment." The 2019 Upper School Spring Choral Concert featured students in Ninth through Twelfth Grade, including the Acapelicans, Men's Ensemble, Women's Ensemble, Packer Chorus, and Select Choir. The performance, led by Choral Director Esther Liu Harris with accompaniment by Martha Locker, featured a repertoire that reflected on diverse cultural differences and included songs by Pierre Passereau, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alicia Keys, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Mötley Crüe and more.


Concert Program

Packer Chorus

"Il est bel et bon" by Pierre Passereau

"Lacrimosa" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Women's Ensemble

"Take a Bow" by Rhianna (arranged by Kaitlin Flores and Maya Goodwin)

Student Leaders: Kaitlin Flores and Maya Goodwin 


"Fallin'" by Alicia Keys (arranged by Maya Goodwin and Jack Mason)

Student Leaders: Maya Goodwin and Jack Mason

Men's Ensemble

"Bill, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child (arranged by Jordan Harris and Zachary Redhead-Leconte)

Student Leaders: Jordan Harris and Zachary Redhead-Leconte

Packer Chorus

"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings (arranged by Kirby Shaw)

"Bring Me Little Water, Silvy" by Huddie W. Ledbetter (Lead Belly) (arranged by Moira Smiley)

"Bashana Haba-a" by Nurit Hirsh (arranged by V. Pastemak, edited by Henry Leck)

"Home Sweet Home" by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee (arranged by Mike Taylor)


Select Choir

"Shine On Me" Traditional Spiritual (arranged by Rollo A. Dilworth)

"Don't You Worry About a Thing," by Stevie Wonder (arranged by Roger Emerson)

Packer Chorus

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Robert Hazard (arranged by Deke Sharon)