Monday, May 24, 2010


Music teacher Jane Woods writes: Yale University's acappella group, Mixed Company, presented a morning concert for the school on May 18. The group of 13 excellent singers performed a mix of contemporary rock and jazz tunes in the auditorium and was enthusiastically received.

Mixed Company then did workshops with three sections of the HHS chorus. The visitors answered questions about singing and college life, performed additional songs, and taught HHSers an acappella tune (which was learned in 20 minutes!) Members of Mixed Company divided into their four vocal parts and worked with the respective sections from the HHS Chorus. Once the basic parts were learned everyone joined together in a rendition of the complete song (MacDonald Girl and Seasons of Love). HHS's chorus learned a lot from working closely and singing together with the Yale students.