Manhattan Country School’s 2019 Spring Concert, titled “Exploring Yesterday,” celebrated music that has warmed our hearts, got us dancing and inspired us throughout time. The program featured an impressive collection of songs dating as far back as the 16th century with several popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The students dressed in retro attire befitting the theme.
The MCS Rock Band, featuring Ana (percussion), Anika (guitar), Antonio (guitar), Ayo (percussion/voice), Brickelle (bass/voice), Carlo (percussion), Dia (percussion/voice), Gabriella M. (guitar/voice), Madeline (piano), Mary Ella (piano) and Tady (piano), opened the show performing three songs: “Yesterday," by Paul McCartney, "Stay" by Rihanna and "Salam Alaikum" by Harris J.
The 8-9s and 9-10s followed the rock band with two recorder pieces, "Singing Goose" and "Cantilena."
The entire MCS Chorus then came together for the remainder of the show singing a variety of songs from from Spanish folk songs to a mash-up of hits by Queen. They closed the concert with "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. Their collective voices had the audience dancing and singing along from start to finish.