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Performing Arts Showcase

Songs for Love, Reflection, and Hope: 2019 Middle School Spring Choral Concert

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Packer's Arts Department presented "Songs for Love, Reflection, and Hope." The 2019 Middle School Spring Choral Concert featured students in Fifth thought Eighth Grade Choir. Under the direction of Choral Director Esther Liu Harris, with accompaniment by Martha Locker and guest accompanist Robert May, the Middle Schoolers presented a repertoire that focused on spring celebration and community building and included songs by The Jackson 5, Elton John, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, and more.


Concert Program

Encore Fifth & Sixth Grade Choir 

"Kyrie" by Dave & Jean Perry

"Hot Chocolate!" by Andy Beck and Brian Fisher


Sixth Grade Choir

"Home" Greg Holden and Drew Pearson

Combined Choir: Fifth Grade to Seventh Grade

"Love Yourself'" by Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco, and Justin Bieber


Combined Choir: Fifth Grade to Eighth Grade

"Circle of Life" by Elton John

"I Want You Back/ABC" by The Jackson 5

Encore Seventh & Eighth Grade Choir

"Pié Jesu" by Mary Lynn Lightfoot

In memory of the children who perished in the April 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and for all children of the world who are innocent victims or senseless violence.


Seventh Grade Choir

"Lost Boy" by Ruth B.

Piano: Isabel Levine and Betsey Solomon


Eighth Grade Choir

"Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream" "Pitch Perfect" arrangement

Conductor: Elli Stern


Encore Seventh & Eighth Grade Choir

"Pick Yourself Up" by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields (arranged by Rosana Eckert)