The Hinsdale Central student body was treated Tuesday to a preview of the school’s holiday concert.
The music department performed three times in the auditorium in the morning, so all the students would have a chance to see and hear the show.
“Jazz ensemble, choirs, orchestra and band performed the same music at all assemblies,” said choir director Jennifer Burkemper.
Nine vocalists were featured, including soloists Jackson Dockery and Divya Surabhi.
The choir and orchestra combined to perform a piece from the movie “Home Alone” by John Williams, and the band and choir together performed a medley of holiday carols at the end of each assembly.
“It was really good,” said Francesca Chiappetta, a senior from Hinsdale. “At one part, only the seniors sang, and that was cool, because we knew everyone who sang.”
The concert also was a nice break in the school day, Chiappetta said.
“The entire music faculty was proud of the student musicians and look forward to a full expanded set of performances at the concert (Wednesday) evening,” Burkemper said.
The holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. today (Dec. 18) in the Hinsdale Central auditorium will involve more than 400 students and include five choirs, three bands and percussion ensembles, two orchestras, two jazz bands and two combined pieces, Burkemper said.
“The concert features a sampling of each area in (the music department) so it is our biggest,” Burkemper said.