By Anthony Navarrete.
Newman Chorale and Troubadours are preparing for their annual fall concert, and this year will feature a blast from the past.
Current students will share the stage with Newman alumni in the fall concert titled “Reunited and It Sounds So Good.”
Director of Music Deanne Zogleman said that the returning alumni are from as far back as 2005, when she first took over as Director of Music. Current students may recognize some alumni on the stage as a majority of them are local, but there are some from surrounding states.
Zogleman said that they first started doing alumni concerts four years ago and plan to do them every four years at the request of alumni.
Senior Sara Crook said that Chorale and the Troubadours have been working hard to prepare for the concert.
“We’ve been rehearsing since day one of Chorale. The alumni have their own rehearsals in the evening. Deanne has her schedule time with Chorale. She has her scheduled time with the Troubadours. And a scheduled time with the alumni in another portion,” she said.
In previous years the fall concert has served as a classical music concert but this year being an alumni year, the concert will be slightly different. They will still perform classical songs as well as songs from previous spring shows that were popular among students and alumni.
“This year is prayer music and more. So, that’s awesome. Every year the fall concert is amazing and this year is amazing plus more,” Crook said.
Crook said that she is looking forward to sharing the stage with her friends who have graduated.
“I’m excited to see them again. I know they were well known at Newman so I know it’s not just me that’s excited to see them,” she said.
“This will be an energetic, fun concert and I hope everyone will come out and support the music students,” Zogleman said.
Crook, who will be graduating this May, said that she will be looking forward to joining the stage as an alum when the time comes.
“Absolutely, with a capital A!”
The fall concert will be at 3 p.m. on Oct. 28 in De Mattias Performance Hall.
PHOTO: Courtesy Photo, Emilie Leivian