Satire: Choir Classes to Hold First Annual Screaming Exposition
On November 6th, the M-A Choir will host the first Annual Yelling and Screaming Exposition. It will be held in the Performing Art Center and will replace the usual Winter Concert as well as Cabaret Night. The current lineup features the vocal talent of each individual student currently enrolled in the choir class, finishing off with a grand finale from the entire class.
The Yelling and Screaming Exposition started out as a simple joke amongst students, but quickly evolved into a realistic approach at presenting the choir’s vocal abilities. “I first overheard some of my students joking about it in class. I laughed along with them, but hours later I realized it would show off some of our amazing singers like never before. It will also make a great fundraiser for our annual Disneyland trip!” says Patrick Maier, choir teacher.
The exposé will be made up of original works composed entirely by M-A students. It will feature pieces such as “I Just Stubbed My Pinky Toe”, “This Rollercoaster is Really Scary”, and Mr. Maier’s personal favorite, “@*$#!, Part III”.
The preparation for the exposition was anything but easy. Maier had to lead the class in several extracurricular endeavors and all choir students were required to undergo several hours of vigorous training to make this event possible. “We had to train like never before” says three year choir student Rachel Fosnaugh. “Sometimes we had to stay in at lunch and sometimes we even had to miss dinner with our families, but it was all worth it. If you come to this exposé, I promise you will not be disappointed”.
Matthew Zito, who was able to preview the event one week earlier, compared the performance to “one thousand small infants falling off the monkey bars at the same time. It was beautiful.” Zito admits that he “was skeptical about the idea at first, but I trust Mr. Maier when it comes to anything musical”.
However, in order to make room in the budget, Zito was forced to give Maier the choice between the Yelling and Screaming Exposition and the usual Winter Concert. “After Patrick finally convinced me, I realized later that we just didn’t have room in the district budget for two choir related events in one season” admits Zito. “So I gave him the choice between the two and he immediately picked this one.” Maier agrees that “It wasn’t a tough decision”.
Tickets for the exposition will cost $10 for adults, and $8 with a student ID in hand.