This week the Lake Oswego Windjammers stage their annual variety show with 7:00 p.m. performances on Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9 in the high school auditorium at 2501 Country Club Road. After hearing from Choir Director Morgan Perdue, I have to say you are in for a treat. Here’s why.
1. More rehearsal time means more fine-tuning. This year’s show is being held two months later than usual. That extra time has given the students the opportunity to get creative and step up their performances under much less stressful circumstances. More time is a win/win for both the performers as well as the audience.
2. This year’s theme lends itself to quite a variety. Inspired by the Pentatonix’s “Evolution of Music,” this year’s Windjammers will be taking on songs from Medieval chants to the latest pop hits as they sing us through a musical timeline. Highlights include The Pentatonix’s hit, Handel’s “Halleluja Chorus,” Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” and Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”
3. Have challenges…will meet. By tackling music from many genres and time periods through both small and large group numbers, the students have proven they are ready, willing, and able to step up to a vocal challenge.
4. Students will be leaving their mark. Windjammers are taking well-known songs like “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and giving them their own unique twist. Classics become new again and two beatboxers are sure to stand out as well as the LOHS Jazz Band.
5. The younger set promise to deliver an epic performance. This year the Junior Windjammers (grades K-5) will perform “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” on Saturday evening’s show. This is always a crowd pleaser and a wonderful way to show how our high school students are passing on their love of music.
Tickets are $10/Adults, $8/Seniors, students, children. Purchase them online.
And mark your calendars so you don’t miss the Lakeridge Company Variety Show April 22-23. Watch for more information.
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