ACSD Choirs Sing Worldly Selections at Spring Sing
A night full of songs from across the globe and in various languages made for a fun night of performances by choirs from across the school district at the Spring Sing Monday.
The annual event was held at the Laramie High School Auditorium in front of a packed house. Each elementary school in the district, plus students from Rock River school, and the LHS Plainsmen Singers performed pieces. There were two songs that brought together all the choirs.
The night began with all the choirs singing “O Sifuni mungu,” which is written in Swahili and means “All Creatures of Our God and King.”
The first choir with an individual song was from Beitel Elementary. They sang “We Know the Way” from the 2016 movie Moana. The UW Lab School performed a Korean folk song titled, “Ahrirang.” Spanish folk song, “All the Beautiful Colors with De Colores” was sung by Snowy Range Academy.
Rock River students not only sang but also made their own arrangement to “Haida,” an Israeli folk song.
Indian Paintbrush Elementary School students performed “Joy in Jerusalem.” The students from Linford sang a song in English and Swahili, “We Will.” Next on the performance list was Spring Creek, who sang a Spanish lullaby, “Nino Querid.”
“Ye Banks and Baes,” a song of Scottish descent with a Celtic feel, was sung by Laramie Montessori School. An Italian folk song, “Ma Beela Bimba” was done by students from Slade Elementary.
The final two individual pieces were “Si Si Si,” a Congolese folk song performed by students from the rural schools of Centennial, Harmony, and Valley View. The LHS Plainsmen Singers did a Latvian mythological song about Two Gray Steeds, its title is “Divi sirmi kumelini.”
The night concluded with another song that combined all the choirs. It was the “Song for World Peace,” in two ancient texts.
Kudos to all the performers from across the Albany County School District for a wonderful night of song.