The Huntington High School choir closed out another terrific year with a dazzling performance at the spring concert. A crowd of about 750 was thoroughly entertained and downright amazed at the versatility and impressive abilities of the vocalists.
The performance included many memorable moments from the incredible sound produced by the choir at-large to the showcasing of talented soloists.
Music teacher Victoria Garbarino, who leads the high school’s choral program paid tribute to the choir’s departing seniors, including Casey Moskowitz, Amelia Reilly, Jamie Spector, Isabella McGinniss, Lauren White, Julia Moskowitz, LJ Kindall, Megan Erhardt, Cynthia Ortega, Amelia Maggio, Jaime Ioppolo, Lindsay McKenna, Angela He, Brandon Gomez Quintanilla, Elay Galdamez Santos, Joel Alfaro, Madeline Falk, Elizabeth Schmitt and Elana Raganella.
“These seniors have been amazing,” Ms. Garbarino said. “They have truly helped me to navigate my first full year here at Huntington. I like to think that we learned from each other. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them, and hope that they keep in contact.
The seniors are excited to be turning a page and beginning a new chapter in the lives as they prepare to head off to college, but each one of the them is also sad to be leaving behind a group that has come to mean so much to them.
“Singing has always been a passion of mine,” said Ms. McKenna, who will be attending the University at Albany. “Chorus has allowed me to continue that passion throughout high school. With the help of Ms. Garbarino, chorus has become a daily highlight of my high school day.”
The choir has impressed everyone that has heard it. It has performed outside of the high school at several venues and left crowds marveling at just how good the vocalists are.
“Being in chorus for four years has been so much fun,” said Ms. Moskowitz, who plans to study business at the University of Miami. “Getting into the chamber choir my sophomore year was one of the best moments of my life and I am so glad that I have been a part of it. Having solos has made me more confident as a singer and a person. It is bittersweet that my time in chorus is coming to an end.”
Choir members presented Ms. Garbarino with a bouquet of flowers during the concert. Ms. Maggio, the president of the chorus told the crowd that the first year choir director has helped the group reach new heights while creating a wonderful atmosphere within the organization.
“The Huntington High School choral program is very special and full of talent,” Ms. Garbarino said. “We’re like one giant musical family. I’m proud to be the director of such a dedicated and hard working group of young adults.”