Spring Choral and Band Concerts
By Alexandra Gomez
On Friday, May 13 CCA presented the “Spring Chorus Concert”, an evening of worship and music that featured our middle and high school choruses showcased original work by high school Endorsement students. Twenty-six songs were performed, including the songs of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice in “Disney Dazzle,” an arrangement of nine Disney favorites performed by the middle school chorus and dancers. Other performances included various solo pieces, ACSI Superior-rated songs, and four worship songs performed with the worship band made up of Joey Frevola, Stephen Peters, Josh Agarth, L.J. Dutton, and Taylor Hecocks.
In addition to the musical items, “Alive,” a student film written, directed, and edited by Jacob Kaufman was also presented. “Alive” was awarded “Best Film” and “Best Director” in the CCA 2010 Film Festival, and second place in the Student Film category at the Palm Beach International Film Festival earlier this year.
“I think the concert was a huge success,” says Sheri Hecocks. “The students were able to use their gifts and talents to not only entertain the audience, but to glorify God.”
The audience responded with thunderous applause and standing ovations as the concert closed with the four worship songs. “Any time we are able to lead the people back to Jesus we have done what He has asked us to do,” she said.
by Austin McBride
This past May 17, in the Calvary Chapel theatre, CCA showcased the middle and high school Spring Band Concert. There were multiple performances including solos, ensembles, and full band pieces.
The highlights of the night were “Bashin’,” a high school percussion ensemble by Chris Crockerell, “Cliffs of Doves,” an electric guitar solo by Eric Johnson and played by Joey Frevola; as well as “Leave That Thing Alone,” an electric guitar and bass duet by Rush and played by Joey and Jon Frevola, “Venice” by Chris Botti and played by David Salvatelli on trumpet, Mike Havens on electric guitar. And finally, “Furioso and Valse in D Minor,” a marimba solo by Earl Hatch, played by Taylor Hecocks.