On Sunday, October 21, the Lord Botetourt and James River High School choirs performed at Virginia Heights Baptist Church as a part of the Classics for a Cause program. Sunday night was entitled “Five Choirs, One Cause”, and the profits benefited the Habitat for humanity in the Roanoke Valley. Other choirs in performance were: Virginia Heights Baptist Church choir, the Unitarian Universalist Church choir, and the Patrick Henry High School choir. Both James River and Lord Botetourt choirs are under the direction of Mr. Joel Bremner. James River choir’s repertoire included Bel Pacere (G.F.Handel/Arr.Linda Spevacek), Dirait-on (Morten Lauridsen), and Barter (Rene Clausen/text by Sara Teasdale). Lord Botetourt selections included Alleluia , from Cantata No. 142 (J.S. Bach), The Arrow and the Song (Lon Beery/text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), and Chim Chim Cher-ee, from Mary Poppins (Richard and Robert Sherman/Arr. Harry Simeone). All the choirs joined together for a finale performance of I Hear America Singing (Andre J. Thomas). The evening was a relaxing and beautiful concert of music and pure clear voices, all singing together for a fantastic cause.
Submitted by Heather Simmons, Read Mountain Middle School