Chamber singers go to Mount San Antonio College
Chamber singers performed at Mount San Antonio Collegeâ€™s 25th Annual High School Chamber Singers Festival Wednesday, March 20.
Chamber performed songs from its Spring Prelude concert and one new additional song, including â€śDulamanâ€ť arranged by Michael McGlynn, â€śThe Gift to Be Simpleâ€ť arranged by Bob Chilcott, â€śSoon Ah Will Be Doneâ€ť by William Dawson and â€śRosas Pandanâ€ť arranged by George G. Hernandez.
All choirs participating in the festival were critiqued by two clinicians who recorded audio throughout the performance for the choirs to listen and further improve on their skills. Choirs also watched performances from other schools, including Brea Olinda High School, Los Osos High School, Rancho Cucamonga High School and Mt. SAC.
â€śMy favorite part was when we listened to the Mt. SAC Chamber Singers because they were on another level than any other choir weâ€™ve ever seen. In choir, our ears become sharper, so weâ€™re able to differentiate a mature and immature tone quality,â€ť junior Mia Dimalanta said. â€śMt. SACâ€™s Chamber Singers had a tone quality that weâ€™ve never heard before, and we were left in awe.â€ť
Since February, Chamber began to learn new vocal techniques. By applying these techniques to their performances, singers are able to have brighter tone, better vowel shapes and better breathing.
â€śI think we sang these songs a lot better than our last performance because [of the] new techniques [weâ€™ve learned],â€ť Mercado said. â€śWe sounded really mature, and we blended really well together compared to other times weâ€™ve sang as a group.â€ť
ByÂ Flora Lei, Sports editor
PhotoÂ by Justin Jiang