Some of us sing pretty well, some of us not so well and everyone is rock star in their car. But last night at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills we witnessed something wonderful and marvelous—music that was transcendent.
Traveling from Connecticut, the Naugatuck High School Chorale combined with the Manteo and First Flight Choirs to produce an evening of music that will last in memory across time.
The Naugatuck Chorale tours every year, alternating between Europe and the US. They were on the Outer Banks five years ago, and that concert was amazing, but this one seemed even better.
The Naugatuck Chorale sang beautifully in their portion of the evening, their songs ranging from the traditional—“Ave Maria”—to a song poking fun at men and marriage—“I Wish I Was Single Again.”
There were performances as well from the First Flight and Manteo Middle School choruses, the Manteo High School Chorus and First Flight High School Advanced Choir.
The last two performances really took the evening to a new level.
The Naugatuck singers combined with the FFHS Advanced Choir to sing “Prayer,” a choral arrangement that took a prayer Mother Teresa wrote and put it to music. The should is haunting, beautiful and the music is very complex—and the choirs with one days practice sang it to perfection.
The showstopper though was the last number. Every choir came on state and performed Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie’s “We Are the World.” With voices lifted in song and a wall of sound filling the auditorium it was . . . transcendent.