When You Believe

Vrinda Chauhan, Asst. A&E Editor

The beginning of autumn typically entails red and orange leaves, scarves, and pumpkin spice lattes. This year, however, choir’s fall concert, “When You Believe,” can be added to this list. The concert, held at Diamond Bar High School at 7 p.m. tonight will bring a classy twist to fall.

The concert, a one night, hour-long blend of classical and cultural music, will be performed by all of the school choirs, including Diamond Tones, Marquis, Solitaire, and Chamber. Unlike previous fall concerts, this show will incorporate choreography by Amy Mauzey. Marquis, Solitaire, and Diamond Tones will be dancing to songs “The Heat is On,” “Believe in the Music,” and “Keeping the Faith.”

The sophisticated, black tie theme of the concert will fit in nicely to the musical pieces that will be performed. The music will include classical music from as far back as the romantic era, to religious music, such as that of Elijah Rock. In addition, choir members will be singing songs in foreign languages including French, German, Latin, and Greek, as well as spiritual African music.

A major challenge of the year’s first concert is the unifying of the older members of the choirs with newcomers.

“It was like starting from scratch but we made it work. We definitely got to know each other better and that was nice,” Senior Joseph Harvey said.
Though choir members had practices throughout the summer, they only began practicing their choreography since school started.

“I really love putting on concerts because it’s such a fun environment. Everyone just wants to sing and we all love what we do. It’s a really fun experience,” junior Felicitas Anijielo said.

The tickets will be sold tonight outside the theater. They retail for $8 for students and $10 for adults.

“This concert in particular has a more sophisticated and serious theme and I’m very excited to display all the hard work my classes have been doing,” choir teacher Patty Breitag said.