Showing posts from March, 2024

A Harmonious Evening to Remember: The Lampeter-Strasburg District Chorus Concert

On March 14th, 2024, Lampeter-Strasburg High School hosted the District Chorus Concert. Students from 4th to 12th grade performed captivating songs, and the auditorium was packed full of friends and family members who came to watch the performance.  Preparation for the concert was a long process, but a much needed one. No one knew how to sing the songs in the beginning, but after several rehearsals and time to fix the small details, they got to the level they performed at on the 14th.  The evening started off with the youngest singers of the night: the 4th and 5th graders. Their performance was followed by the Martin Meylin Madrigal singers and chorus, followed by the High School Madrigals and chorus. To end the evening, all groups joined on stage to perform “Ad Astra” together, a beautiful piece consisting of Latin and English lyrics. The song received a standing ovation from many members of the audience.  “I think it was a beautiful event,” stated James Appelgrijn, a junior in the Hi

Orchestra in the Limelight

This past Monday’s districtwide orchestra performance was a spectacular blend of symphony and adrenaline. Led by Mr. Robert Shaubach, the high school orchestra presented four very different pieces they have worked hard to bring to life. “Intermezzo Sinfonico” is described as a rustic composition from the Cavalleria Rusticana opera. The tone of the piece itself greatly resembles the grand music of an opera. The sound reverberated off the walls with impact and emotion at the peak of the song. Their next piece was one familiar to many. “The Chronicles of Narnia” piece encompassed much of the score from the movie. Fit for the silver screen, the ride took the audience to the farthest reaches of the land of Narnia. The “Narnia Main Theme” was carried out perfectly to the ear with its magical and uplifting melody. Thunderous booms from the drums brought a dramatic touch to this piece. Trills or quick, repeated movements between notes added a sense of excitement throughout. Music from the film

From Swamp to Stage: “Shrek the Musical” Charms and Delights at Lampeter-Strasburg High School

This year, Lampeter-Strasburg High School students performed “Shrek the Musical” from February 29 through March 2, 2024. The musical featured many farts and burps, alongside the romantic story of how an ogre and a princess find the true love they both seek. This year's musical sold an astonishing 3,008 tickets, constantly making the audience laugh as they watched Donkey, Shrek and Fiona with their silly shenanigans. The audience also couldn't get enough of Lord Farquaad's short stature, his high energy, and his hilarious comments. Cynthia Powell Photography 2024 “It feels like we literally started yesterday. I keep saying this, and not just because it’s my senior year—wow, this show felt quick and flew by. Time flies when you’re having fun,” said senior Kole Lawrence, who played Lord Farquaad. Lawrence also talked about how the show taught him that no matter who you are, people can always come together to have a great time, put on a great performance, and create amazing