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More than 900 attend musical event in Newark

Newark Central School’s 3rd through 12th grade vocal musicians once again sang their hearts out March 19th to the audience in the packed Newark High School auditorium where, again this year, it was literally standing room only.

And since there were so many people in the auditorium, some stood outside in the hallway to watch the “Festival of Song” concert.

More than 900 people attending were treated to music performed by:

– The combined Kelley School Grades 3-5 choruses directed by Kelley School vocal music teacher Libby Brozik.
– The Newark Middle School 7th and 8th grade choruses directed by NMS vocal music teacher Lisa Clark.
– The NHS Mixed Choir and the NHS Chamber Choir directed by Flock.

Brozik gratefully noted NHS vocal music teacher Kate Flock had worked with her choruses at Kelley School each morning for an hour January through early March while she was on maternity leave.

The concert ending with the grades 3-12 Combined Choirs singing a stirring rendition of “Lean On Me” that brought a standing ovation from the audience and this tweet from Superintendent Matt Cook: “Great showstopper to end on: “Lean on Me!” Combined chorus sounded great! That was a ton of talent on stage and the whole community came out to cheer them on!”

Flock later said she was really pleased with the concert and the size of the audience.

“Many people commented they really enjoy seeing the musical progression from the youngest chorus members at Kelley School to our seniors,” she said. “I think that’s what gives the “Wow” effect to this concert.”

Kyle Bliek, the new NSCD Broadcast TV/Social Media coordinator, videotaped the event in the auditorium so it could be live streamed on the NHS You Tube channel and Facebook page.

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