Lovejoy Choirs Perform "Soundtrack Of Our Lives"
The Lovejoy High School choirs performed to large audiences at the Lovejoy auditorium on May 19th and 20th in their Pop Choir show titled "Soundtrack Of Our Lives." The high school choir program is led by director Cathy Koziatek and assistant director Kelly D'Souza and consists of 195 students in seven choirs. The show included individual performances, duets and a variety of groups including A Cappella, Mixed Choirs and Varsity Choirs. The theme for the show was picked "to encompass music that was meaningful to the students throughout their lifetime." according to Koziatek. When talking about the choirs Koziatek stated "These students are involved in everything, but they still find time to dedicate themselves to choir. The commitment they have to making music and reaching others through their performance is extraordinary."
The choirs from Lovejoy have had a busy and successful year. The Varsity Choirs performed a Masterworks concert in October with the varsity choirs from Plano West Senior High School and McKinney Boyd High School. The concert was conducted by Dr. Andrew Crane, director of the BYU Singers. In addition to Dr. Crane, the choirs have worked with clinicians such as Dr. Randall Hooper (TAMU-Commerce), Dr. Joshua Habermann (director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus & Santa Fe Desert Chorale), and Mr. Craig Aamot (Texas State University). Lovejoy took six choirs to UIL this year and brought home 5 sweepstakes trophies (superior ratings in both concert & sight-reading) and a superior trophy for sight-reading. Many of the choir members performed in the Choir & Theatre production of The Sound of Music (pictures and story can be found here) in January. Four of the choir students represented our department as members of the Texas All-State Choir this year, and many more were Region and Pre-Area candidates.