Tapestry Concert: Spring Pops Edition!


Maddy Bergey, Editor

Continuing the trend of May being a busy, fast-faced month for the high school students, the tapestry pops concert was held on Thursday, May 11th. Each year, this is a fan-favorite due to the combination of group songs as well as individual solos; the more upbeat, familiar songs—though still choral arrangements—also help to bring some sunshine to these last weeks of school.

To start it off, the junior high singers performed “You’re Welcome”—arranged by Mark Brymer—from the well-known movie Moana. Next came “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”—a classically cute song from Toy Story—which was arranged by Mac Huff.

After that were the first four soloists from the high school tapestry. Tiana Pickett-Hanson kicked the solos off well with the heart-wrenching song “Wherever You Will Go” by Charlene Soraia. Next was a popular song from the musical The Greatest Showman, as Eva Hemenway flawlessly performed “Tightrope.” Elizabeth Ryan wowed the audience next with “To Love You More” by Celine Dion. To finish off the first set of solos, Benjamin Ryan performed “As the World Caves In” by Matt Maltese.

Once the four solos were done, the junior high tapestry came back out to show off three more songs: “Some Nights” arranged by Mac Huff, “Lost Boy” arranged by Mark Brymer, and “Truly Brave,” a mashup of “True Colors” originally by Cyndi Lauper and “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, although this specific arrangement was by Mac Huff. (Not only did the tapestry singers perform well, but they even coordinated outfits to have a beautiful array of blue and green tones. Way to go, junior high tapestry!)

The next solos started off with Sam Springer performing “My Old Man” by Zac Brown Band. Then, Brayden Engen sang “Everything” by Michael Buble. As third in the set, freshman Maddie Topness performed “Vienna” by Billy Joel and stunned the audience while doing so! Aalyiah Root finished off the second grouping of solos with the sweet yet somber song, “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry.

Making their debut, the senior high tapestry came out for their first set of songs. Starting off their group performance was “Roar” arranged by Alan Billingsley; next in line was “Before You Go” arranged by Mark Brymer. Their third song was the popular song “Blinding Lights” arranged by Alan Billingsley. To wrap up their first set, they sang Mac Huff-arranged “Easy On Me.”

Starting the last set of solos was Siri Corson who not only sang but also played “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri. Next was our very own Hannah Kingsley who performed “Stand in the Light” by Jordan Smith; their vocal talent mixed with the vulnerable message created an immersive performance. Kacey Musgraves’s “Rainbow” came next as it was beautifully performed by Klaudia Biel. The last solo of the night was Maddy Bergey who performed “Matilda” by Harry Styles, as an ode to it being her final high school solo.

To wrap up the concert, the senior high tapestry came out once again to perform three more songs; they started with “I Lived,” an upbeat song arranged by Jacob Narverud. Next was “High School Musical (Choral Medley),” which featured various soloists: Sam Springer, Maddy Bergey, Aalyiah Root, Brayden Engen, Eva Hemenway, Ben Ryan, Hannah Kingsley, Oliver Hoeltzle, and Siri Corson. The nearly eight-minute medley was arranged by Audrey Snyder. Ending the night was country song “What Hurts the Most” arranged by Mark Brymer.

Overall, Director Mrs. Holten stated how proud she was of both groups’ choral performances as well as the soloists’ execution with their songs. Congratulations to all tapestry members on another successful concert!