Cottage Lane Elementary School’s Fifth Grade Chorus joined roughly 7,000 students as part of the American Young Voices Concert on June 8 at Newark’s Prudential Center. The concert featured more than 300 choirs from the tri-state area who united to perform a medley of songs that they had rehearsed independently with their music teachers. CLE Music Teacher and Chorus Director Lisa Kahn began preparing the Fifth Grade Chorus in January.
On the afternoon of the show, the choirs met to rehearse the concert repertoire, which included “Tongo,” “Name That Toon,” “Why We Sing,” “La Sopa de Isabel” “Pop Medley 2018,” “You’re in the Band,” “The Power of One,” “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” and “Disco Fever.”
The student chorus was conducted by Franciso Nunez, the Artistic Director/Founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and an acclaimed choral music composer, and accompanied by professional musicians who have performed with rock musicians and in Broadway orchestras. The CLE fifth-graders had an amazing experience!