By: Taylor Parsons
Preparation for this year’s Centerstage Show Choir’s Fall Show has been long and tiring, yet rewarding. The choir had its first official practice on the last day of summer. By the end of that day, singers/dancers had both learned and blocked the opener for the coming show “Ripple in the Water.” “Show choir rehearsal wasn’t my favorite way to spend my last day of summer, but now that I look back, I’d say it was worth it to have one number checked off our list,” sophomore and second year member Karlyn Purvis said. Some members, however, couldn’t wait to get started, and the summer practice couldn’t have come soon enough. Jaclyn Creel, junior and second year member, isn’t shy about her love for show choir. “I was beyond ready. After attending three show choir camps this summer, an early start was so exciting.” Creel said.
With almost all of the choir having some prior type of choral/dance experience, the fall show is bound to be exciting. “We have lots of new and energetic faces in the choir this year, and we are all looking forward to the show. Performing just doesn’t get old,” senior and four year member John Baxter said. “I really can’t wait.” The women’s choir, concert choir, and show choir will be performing songs from a variety of genres. The show choir will be performing two numbers from their competition show along with several preliminary numbers.
The concert will be held on Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m. at William Carey University’s auditorium. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. “Even though I’m new, I have a good feeling about this show. I think it’ll be a good one. You don’t want to miss it,” freshman and first year member McCorey Smith said.