Northern Lights Show Choir, DMCI’s premier singing and
dancing group attended the “Baystate Show Choir Festival” from November
Students left DMCI on Thursday in the very early hours of
the morning and headed to New York City, where they enjoyed a group dinner
followed by a performance of the hit Broadway musical “Something Rotten”. On Friday morning, they headed to North
Easton, Massachusetts where they, along with students from 14 others schools,
attended vocal workshops led by Broadway veteran Timothy Shew (Jean Valjean in
Les Miserables) and dance workshops led by Los Angeles choreographer Ryan
McCarty. Friday even they were treated
to an “a cappella” concert by The Brown Derbys from Brown University.
Saturday morning and afternoon saw more workshops and
performance preparations. Saturday
evening was the BIG show! Each group
performed 2-3 of their own numbers (Northern Lights performed “Fragile” and
“Too Much”), and then all 600 students performed their newly-learned,
choreographed versions of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Shut Up And
Dance”, as well as a very moving performance of their grand finale “Glory”,
which was written for the movie “Selma”.
Northern Lights put on a great show, receiving very high
praise from the adjudicators, who loved both their strong singing and creative
costumes and choreography. A number of
teachers and parents at the festival commented on how lovely our group was,
both on and off the stage!
If you’d like to see Northern Lights in action, along
with the rest of the Music Department, mark your calendars for WINTER MUSIC
NIGHT – Thursday, December 3rd, at 7:30pm
in the DMCI cafeteria. Admission is
$10/adults and $5/students & seniors.