Student Concert to Showcase Lasell Musicians, Performers

Student Concert to Showcase Lasell Musicians, Performers

April 23, 2015

From Green Day to Ed Sheeran, the Spamalot musical to traditional choral music, the Lasell Spring Symposium student concert on April 28 will offer a variety of musical genres to enjoy.

Student musicians from the College's Performing Arts Department will perform in the College R & B Band, Chorus, Musical Theatre Class and Spartones a cappella group as part of the Lasell Spring Symposium at Yamawaki Auditorium on Tuesday April 28 at 7 pm. All members of the Lasell community are welcome.

"Singing among Lasell's other vocal groups and music courses is a great way to wrap up the year. All of the students participating in the Symposium Concert have so much to offer this school," said J.R. Costello, founder and president of the Spartones.

The Spartones will perform Colors of the Wind from the motion picture Pocahontas and Run to You by the a cappella group Pentatonix.

Members of the group include Amalia Luciano, Amanda Bui, Jamie Tran, J.R. Costello, Kara Hemenway, Karrsen Aron, Kyle Vergawen, Maddie Hixon, Michaela Kotob, Olivia Martin and Paris Adams.

Band director Eric Schindler, who will also play piano, said the band will perform six songs with vocals including Green Day's 21 Guns, Ed Sheeran's Bloodstream and Taylor Swift's Clean.

Student musicians in the group include Rebecca Llanes - vocals, Moise Michel - vocals, Liza Centauro - vocals, Alex Bergeron - drums, Scott Bergeron - guitar, Abrahim Rouhbia - guitar and Spencer Hill - bass.

The chorus will perform songs ranging from the musical Spamalot to traditional choral music. A final set list will be chosen closer to the concert date.

Students in the chorus include sopranos Lyndsey Charette, Casey White, Ashanah Tripp, Jessica Lindner, Cissy Goa, and Shaylin Farneth; altos Vanessa Pereira, Jessica Bouchard, Jamie Trevino, Rebecca Llanes, and Taylor Chesler; male vocals include Spencer Hill, Spencer Kosior, Shawn Ridley, Daniel Fox and Moise Michele. Several students will solo during the performance, according to choral director Lori L'Italien.

Members of the Musical Theater Class will also perform.