Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Fifth Grade Music Performance
by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music
The fifth grade Class of 2027 Music Performance was held in the Janet Root Theatre on March 12. The performance kicked off with a song entitled "Applause" by American composer Charles Strouse and was followed by another of Strouse's most memorable tunes "Tomorrow" from his hit musical "Annie."
The next two songs in the program were written by Britsh composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Although "Cats" the musical film "coughed up fur balls" at the box office (according to the "New York Times" review), the stage musical "Cats" was a sensational hit of 1981 that has reportedly grossed over three billion dollars worldwide. Meow! The Class of 2027 performed "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" with soloists Ava, Camilla, Jensyn, Paul, and Rishi.
The students then performed another song Andrew Lloyd-Webber wrote with UK pop star Gary Barlow for a celebratory concert at Buckingham Palace called "Sing!"
The finale piece was in honor of the great American composer, Jerry Herman, who recently died at the age of 88. He believed a powerful tune was the meat and potatoes of American musical theatre and felt it was important people could hum any of his tunes on their way home. Warning, you may find yourself humming for the rest of the afternoon if you watch the last song from our concert, "The Best of Times."