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“From Now On” Spring Choir Concert

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“From Now On” Spring Choir Concert

Featuring songs ranging from comedic to melancholy, the spring Diamond Bar High School Vocal Music Program concert showcased something for everyone.

To wrap up the school year, choir offered a variety of genres at its spring concert, “From Now On,” on May 17 and 18. With new performances as well as competition pieces, the concert gave the Diamondtones, Solitaire and Marquis the chance to show off their skills.

The show’s first act began with every choir singing in harmony to “The Greatest Show,” from the movie “The Greatest Showman.” The song was a show-stopper; a catchy tune that builds from a solo into a group performance.

Senior Myra Mayr began the solo medleys with her strong-voiced “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green, accompanied by piano. The simple piano track in the background left enough room for her vocals to shine through.

Among the other standout performances include sisters Kaitlyn and Hannah Lee performing a duet of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten.” Sophomore Hannah’s high, smooth singing voice was well complemented by her senior sister’s lower range. They were in perfect harmony with their accompanying guitarist, senior Justin Yoo, for each note they sang.

The boys from Marquis were met with whoops and whistles from the crowd throughout their acapella performance. They sang The Temptations’ “My Girl,” taking turns soloing.

Taking a step away from the solos, Chamber Choir brought the group back together when singing “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, accompanied by a gentle piano, which melted away into the background as the group’s soft voices filled the air.

Sophia O’Barr’s comedic cover of “Party Favor” gave a brief break from the cliche love songs, occasionally interrupted with a snarky interjection that was met with the audience’s laughter.

Duets throughout the concert stood out for their amazing harmonization. Emily Tran and John Romero’s duet of “Make You Feel My Love” allowed the audience to clearly feel the singers’ passion every time they harmonized.

The audience could not turn away from “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” a duet sang by Katelyn Duenas and Yoo, on the guitar. The two sang back-and-forth until their strong finish, in which they harmonized for one final line.

As the second act progressed, Marquis performed their Hercules competition set, glimmering in their gold shirts and dresses as they sang, danced and even did gymnastics on the stage all at once.

The show concluded with the emotional “You Will Be Found, ” performed by the soon-to-depart seniors, some of whom shed tears while singing, followed by the entire choir singing “From Now On.”

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