By Grace Bernstein
Twice per school year, Oak Hall’s music department puts on chamber concerts, which allows the community to see how the music department has grown. Both Middle and Upper School students collaborate to produce the show, and perform in small groups. This year’s fall concert is on Sept. 24 on the Cofrin Arts lawn, and begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Upper School students will select their own repertoire, and spend around eight to 12 hours perfecting it for the concert. The Middle Schoolers, however, help pick which songs will be performed, and practice hours on end for the concert alongside their senior composers.
Even though the fall chamber concert does not have a theme, the spring concert’s theme is predetermined, with this year being “Cliché Concert”, which is also student-led. This theme was chosen so the student-musicians would have the opportunity to preform music that was deemed too popular to perform at other concerts. The fall concert is still just as interactive and fun as the spring concert, and routinely has a karaoke segment for audience participation.
This year we can expect works featured by Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, Lauv plus compositions from Hamilton, Hawaii, and Persona 5, amongst others.