Pops concert centers around musical hits


Web Lehmann

The Pops concert is put on by the SPA band, choir and orchestra in the Huss Center every year.

The Pops concert is a yearly occurrence at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. The SPA orchestra, band and choir will be performing. Each group has their own set list based around popular music, hence the name Pops concert.

The concert will be emceed by seniors Ned Laird-Raylor and Rahul Dev.

Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt outlined the set list for orchestra: “Game of Thrones, Bruno Mars Medley, Winter Wonderland, as well as an arrangement of the Beatles tune Yesterday, For Good (from the Musical Wicked), and a medley of tunes from the movie La La Land (played by the Honors Sinfonia),” Engelhardt said.

Band Director Bill Mayson listed the songs the jazz bands will be playing: “Humanism, Don’t you worry bout a thing, songs from Beauty and the Beast, a mix from Earth Wind and Fire, Runaway Baby, Take on Me, and Feelin Good.”

Choir will be performing:  “You Make my Dreams Come True,”  “Royals,” “Dear Theodosia,” “Na Na Na” by Pentatonix, “Jolene,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and “You will be found” from the musical “Dear Evan Hansen.”

The finale will be “You Can’t Stop the Beat”  from the musical “Hairspray,” which all three groups will perform together.

The Pops Concert will be on Dec. 1- 2 pm in the Huss center from 7-9 pm, admission is free.