Select Sound senior member Brooke Sullivan is eager for her a cappella choir concert.
“I am looking forward to performing on stage with a bunch of my best friends,” Sullivan said. “They are truly an amazing group of people and I can not wait to show the audience what we have been working on since August.”
The Ear Candy concert is set for 7 p.m. April 18 at Carmel High School. This is the second year for the concert.
“This year will be fairly similar in format but will feature all new music,” said Kathrine Kouns, CHS director of choirs. “This will be about a 90-minute concert featuring a very wide variety of a cappella music, performed by some of Carmel High School’s best singers. There will be everything from classical pieces to modern day Pentatonix. Some of the songs will feature the entire group, and others will be smaller groups of individual students performing songs that they put together on their own.”
Sullivan said one song she is excited about performing for the first time is “You Will Be Found.”
“The song is originally from the Broadway musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ and Mrs. Kouns got a custom arrangement, so we are really excited to perform that,” said Sullivan, also a member of Accents, the all-female show choir.
There are 20 Select Sound members. Of those,10 are only in the a cappella choir and 10 also are in Accents or Ambassadors.
Senior tenor Alex Spanenberg is only in Select Sound.
“Select Sound has been working very hard to put together arrangements for an amazing concert showcasing our voices,” he said. “I am glad we have the opportunity to host a concert for the community and families. Putting a personal twist on a wide variety of pieces is really fun and exciting. I am glad Mrs. Kouns gives us the latitude to experiment with our voices. I really think everyone will enjoy this concert. One of my small groups will be doing a rendition of one of my favorite songs, ‘Lullabye’ by Billy Joel.”