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.


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