Last Friday evening, the Trinity choir took the stage for its annual spring concert. Under the direction of Gary Seighman, the four Trinity Choir ensembles performed a variety of songs that ranged from show tunes, to gospel arrangements, to music in foreign languages.
“We sang everything from “˜Wicked’ to Mongolian songs,” said choir member junior Reagan Wilkins. “There were also some gospel tunes, one of which was my favorite performance of the night.”
Not only did the choir members enjoy performing such a vast array of songs, the audience enjoyed the diversity, too.
“The performances were skillful, with songs in many different languages,” said first year Christine Campbell. “There were a wide range of songs performed, so there was something for everyone.”
The choir feels the spring concert is a display of the hard work that they have been putting in all year. The choir members practiced whenever they could.
“We met twice a week for rehearsal,” Wilkins said. “The men’s group would meet in addition to regular rehearsal. We took every opportunity we could to prepare.”
In addition to its members’ hard work, the Trinity choir boasts a diverse membership base.
“We’re so fortunate at Trinity,” Seighman said. “Our choir isn’t just made up of music majors, but it also includes students of every academic discipline.”
The performances at the spring concert reflected the Trinity community in that all types of people came together to celebrate music.
“Music is really at the heart of a liberal arts university like Trinity,” Seighman said. “It is a creative process. Everyone brings something to the table. Many singers work together as a single unit and learn to work as a team. The bond has really been strengthened. The ensembles have improved dramatically since the beginning of this academic year.”
The Trinity choir has one more performance this semester. The Choral Union Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 in Laurie Auditorium. It will also feature the symphonic wind ensemble.