Sweet sounds and St. Xavier spirit filled the Walter C. Deye, SJ Performance Center last night as the St. Xavier High School Spring Choral Concert featuring the Percussion Ensemble played a banging rendition of All About Dat Trash (No Buckets) a la Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass, No Treble song using metal and plastic trash cans reminiscent of the off Broadway musical Stomp! Songs from Star Wars continue to delight as they performed Cantina Band from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Ensemble X beautifully sang Dominus Vobiscum by Jacob Narverud, The Sailor Boy by St. Xavier’s own Chancellor Waye ’19, and Fields of Gold by Sting and arranged by Ethan Sperry featuring soloists Patrick Redden ’19 and Adam Moorman ’19. They finished strong with Witness by Moses Hogan.
X-Men performed Sorida by Rosephanye Powell and Billy Joel’s, And So She Goes. The audience was also treated to I Bought Me a Cat and Praise His Holy Name. For the finale, any alumni in the audience were invited to come on stage and sing Do You Fear the Wind? and Ride the Chariot followed, of course, by the St. X Alma Mater as all X-Men joined arm-in-arm.
Seniors and music boosters were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the choral group, particularly Pam Fellerhoff, Ann Moorman, Brian Redden and Melissa Ruhnke. Their contributions will be missed by all. Congratulations and job well done to all members of St. Xavier's Choral groups and to Dr. Jeffrey Stern, Director of Choirs and Dr. Jody Besse, Director of Bands and Dan Dery's special appearance on piano!