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Winter Choral Concert at West Orange High School Rings in Holidays

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Winter Choral Concert at West Orange High School on Dec. 5 wove together classical and contemporary yuletide favorites into a tapestry of holiday magic.


All vocal groups at the high school were represented in the concert, which brought continuous cheers from the audience and support from fellow students.


"This is the first time I've ever been to a high school choral concert and it was amazing," said Dawn Starbinski, whose daughter Anya is a freshman.


"It's unbelievable how great the kids are," she exclaimed.


The concert ended with the traditional "Handel's Messiah" chorus as all groups and West Orange High School alumni joined the performers on stage.


View the program here.


See all the photos here.


Winter Choral Concert

 Jubilee Choir

Winter Choral Concert

 Jubilee Choir

Winter Choral Concert

 Glee Choir





Welcome ……………….West Orange High School Administrator
“The Star-Spangled Banner” ………….….………………  F. S. Key
Meghan Ford-Titus, soloist


Mr. William Y. Farley, Jr., director 

Stevie Wonder Medley

“Love’s in Need of Love Today”
Soloists: Giancarlo Minervino, Alex Prado, Jesse Makachi

“My Cherie Amour”
Soloists: Trevor Adams, Ashton Singleton, Charles Drane

“Es Una Historia (I am Singing)” 

Mr. John Hellyer, director


Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) 

“There’s Still My Joy”

Music & Lyrics by Melissa Manchester, Matt Rollings &

Beth Chapman, arr. by Roger Emerson

Soloist: Nichole Drane 

“Eleanor Rigby”

Music & Lyrics by John Lennon & Paul McCartney

String Quartet: Gabriel Infante, violin 1 *Ziyanna Amanuel, violin  *Gita Anand, viola*Emma Svetvilas, cello 

 “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Music & Lyrics by Johnny Marks, arr. by Jordan Green (WOHS ‘16)

Soloists: Justin Peters & Aden Lugo 

Mr. John Hellyer, director

“Merry Christmas, Darling”

Music & Lyrics by Frank Pooler & Richard Carpenter

Arr. by Mac Huff

Soloist: Aaniyah Smith

“Hanukkah Night”
Music & Lyrics by Dave and Jean Perry

“Taylor, the Latte Boy”
Music & Lyrics by Marci Heisler and Zina Goldrick

arr. by Mac Huff

Soloist: Elena Hause 

“Lift Thine Eyes” (from ELIJAH)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn

“Singing You Home”

Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown & Nicole Guerra

Oceanna George, guitar   Cooper Davis, mandolin

Soloist: Leah Munoz 


“O Holy Night”
Music by Adolph Adam

Soloists: Morgan Woodridge & James Tibang 

Mr. William Y. Farley, Jr., director

Arranged by David Conte

“Ave Maria”
Ellen M. Keating

Excerpts from Handel’s MESSIAH

“Every Valley”
Soloist: Joseph Florendo
“O Thou that tallest good tidings to Zion”
Soloist: Andree Celestin
“And Suddenly there was with the Angel”
Soloist: Melanie Maciejak
“Glory to God”

“Carol of the Bells”
Ukranian Carol, arranged by Pentatonix 


Mr. John Hellyer, director 

BROADWAY about 15 Minutes

“Finale B” (RENT)

Soloist: Khalil Louigene


motown: the musical, godspell, 13, the king & I, taylor, hamilton,

the secret garden, gypsy, guys & dolls, Falsettos, we will rock you, rent, you’re a good man, charlie brown, city of angels,

be more chill, The Color Purple, get happy

Soloists: Many people

“Let the  Sunshine In” (HAIR)

Soloists: Sebastian Chavianno, Delia Kravitz, Gabby Lecour, Jordan Scott-Young


Mr. William Y. Farley, Jr., director 

“Love Theory”

Music & Lyrics by Kirk Franklin

“Total Praise”

Music and Lyrics by Richard Smallwood 

Brighter Day”

Music & Lyrics Kirk Franklin


“Hallelujah Chorus” (from MESSIAH)  by G.F. Handel






Cynthia Cumming
Dec. 11, 2019