Elm Musicians Get into the Holiday Spirit with 2018 Winter Concert

From left, Elm Choir members Aleena Moore, Harmony Velez and Emily Furgal perform "One Candle" during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.

From left, Elm Choir members Aleena Moore, Harmony Velez and Emily Furgal perform "One Candle" during the school's 2018 Winter Concert. Scroll down for more photos. (District 401 photo by Dave Porreca)


Elm Middle School ushered in the holiday season Tuesday, Dec. 4, with its annual Winter Concert — and what a show it was!

An enthusiastic audience packed the school gym to enjoy memorable performances by the Elm Choir and the Elm Concert Band.

Directed by Mr. Michael Popplewell, the choir began the evening with renditions of "Adoramus Te," "The Ghost Ship," "Dream a Dream," "Season's Greetings" and "One Candle." Ms. Rebecca Barbalace provided accompaniment on the piano.

"The Ghost Ship" featured solos by 8th-grade students Alanis Rivera and Tamaya Rosario. 

Miss Rivera and Miss Rosario also performed solos on "One Candle" along with fellow 8th graders Emily Furgal, Aleena Moore, Jillian Schweinert and Harmony Velez.

The Elm Concert Band, directed by Mr. Kyle Rhoades, concluded the evening with four selections: "Winchester March," "Chant and Ceremony," "A Cartoon Christmas" and "Fiesta Espanola."  

Thanks to everybody who turned out in support of our student musicians — and thanks to the Elmwood Park Band Boosters for all of their efforts throughout the year!


Photos from Elm's 2018 Winter Concert


NOTE: The following photos are a sample of our concert photo gallery, which can be found here. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist. Click any image for a larger view.


The Elm Choir performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Choir performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Choir performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Choir performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Choir performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Concert Band performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Concert Band performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Concert Band performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Concert Band performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


The Elm Concert Band performs during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


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