Whigham Elementary School Chorus has busy holiday concert schedule

Pictured are members of the Dr. Edward L. Whigham Elementary School Chorus 2012-13: (l-r, Row 1) Emily Figueroa, Gavin Renoit, Gioconda Davila, Christian Bair,
Hailey Medina, Kerylian Llopiz, Jada Bryant, Jadalyn Gonzalez, Miguel Quinones, Tredarius Williams, Frida Martinez, Kendry Montero, Jenifer Garces, Jaylon Bryant-
Moore and Alain Soler; (Row 2) Director Katie Burdick, Eddy Lorenzo, Emily Berry, Lyana Corvea, Stephanie Calvo, Keven Bolivar, Javier Benito, Rowan Astuto, Markel
Murray, Labria Brown, Camren Matthews, Jovany Carvajal, Sophia Méndez, Jabari Wilson and Tristan Reyes; (Row 3) Karina Gomez, Francisco Gonzalez, Alowyshes
Grove, Antonio Sanchez, Raven Pierre, Lauren Velasquez, Kyla Kinsey, Trinity Freeman, Veronica Gimenez, Donovan Hackett, Kiara Alvarez, Jaiden Bryant and Joshua
Rivero; (Row 4) Bryan Fernandez, Adriana Zubizarreta, Brendon Fernandez, Hira Musafar, Makya Jackson, Azariah Midgette, Nicholas Soto, Daniela Gonzalez, Lea
Johnson, Dalin Rivers and Ariel Aguilar.

The Dr. Edward L. Whigham Elementary School Chorus has had a busy holiday concert schedule this season resports Susan Lyle, school principal.

The chorus sang at the Publix in the South Dade Shopping Center at SW 184th Street and S. Dixie Highway on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. They then proceeded to Southland Mall and gave a concert there at 11:30 a.m.

The chorus, under the direction of Katie Burdick, also performed for the Whigham students at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the school cafetorium and again that evening for parents and guests at the December PTA meeting.

The program offered a variety of choral selections with the theme of this year’s concert being “Light the World.” The students played recorders, Orff instruments and rhythm instruments. Aselect group also choreographed a hip hop dance to Destiny’s Child’s 8 Days of Christmas.

The chorus is composed of fourth and fifth grade students who are trained in proper vocal production, music-reading skills, and in recorder and resonator bell playing techniques. In addition to performance skills, the students are studying different classical composers and periods of musical history.

The school is located in Cutler Bay.

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