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Students, friends should attend more performing arts events than just Holiday Spectacular

Students, friends should attend more performing arts events than just Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle

December 12, 2019

Many students and community members attend Holiday Spectacular, otherwise known as Spec, which is the Carmel Choir program’s largest event. As a member of Accents, our all-female top competition choir, I love Holiday Spectacular season, especially after seeing so many familiar faces in the audience...

Performing Arts department prepares for Holiday Spectacular

Performing Arts department prepares for Holiday Spectacular

Tara Kandallu

November 20, 2019

Members of Wind Symphony I, Camerata Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra continue to practice after school for the Holiday Spectacular performances that will take place on Dec. 4, 5, 7 and 8.   Alyssa Smith, returning Holiday Spectacular pit band performer, Wind Symphony I member and senior...

Accents rehearse for Holiday Spectacular 

Juanita Rojas

November 12, 2019

Accents are rehearsing for Holiday Spectacular, which they will perform on Dec. 4, 5, 7 and 8 in the Dale E. Graham auditorium. According to director of choirs Katherine Kouns, Holiday Spectacular will have around 540 singers, 42 in the orchestra, and 30 tech individuals behind the scenes. This year’...

Choirs prepare for Second Quarter, Holiday Spectacular

Choirs prepare for Second Quarter, Holiday Spectacular

Josie Cruzan

October 25, 2019

With the start of the second quarter, the choirs are now preparing for the rest of the year. According to Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns, the choirs are focusing on honing their skills following the fall concert, which she says was a jumping off point. One of the things that students are doing to...

Accents rehearse for upcoming Holiday Spectacular amidst preparation for competition season

Accents rehearse for upcoming Holiday Spectacular amidst preparation for competition season

Alina Yu

December 1, 2018

This year, the annual Holiday Spectacular concert will be on Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., as well as on Dec. 8 and 9 at 2 p.m. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, Accents will join the rest of the choir program to sing songs revolving around this year’s theme, “Once Upon a Holida...

Choirs intensify Holiday Spectacular preparations

Choirs intensify Holiday Spectacular preparations

Josie Cruzan

November 30, 2018

Holiday Spectacular will run from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 and will be in the auditorium. Though students and teachers involved with the choir department have been rehearsing for some time now, the intensity of rehearsals is picking up. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “Everybody is just in full speed mode tryin...

Ambassadors continue to assemble set, songs for Holiday Spectacular

Ambassadors continue to assemble set, songs for Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle

November 10, 2018

The students in Ambassadors work towards one of their biggest goals for the year, Holiday Spectacular (Spec). This is Carmel Choir’s 27th year putting on this holiday classic. Spec showcases every choir in the program through a number of songs including only one group and a few where the entire progr...

Choirs reflect on Fall Concert, prepare for Holiday Spectacular

Choirs reflect on Fall Concert, prepare for Holiday Spectacular

Josie Cruzan

November 8, 2018

The fall concert was on Oct. 9. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “It was a huge success. The students really sold their performance, and everyone did a great job. I loved the piece that our Accents performed with our Camerata orchestra. It was absolutely beautiful and I was thrilled that we we...

Accents perform at upcoming annual Holiday Spectacular concert

Accents perform at upcoming annual Holiday Spectacular concert

Alina Yu

December 5, 2017

Accents will perform at the upcoming Holiday Spectacular concerts, which occur on Dec. 6, Dec. 7 and Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Holiday Wishes,” according to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns. Accent and senior Amelia Harrison said, “Honestly Holiday S...

Performing arts department to prepare for Holiday Spectacular

Performing arts department to prepare for Holiday Spectacular

Adhi Ramkumar

November 20, 2017

The CHS performing arts department is preparing for the upcoming Holiday Spectacular, on Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 9, and Dec. 10 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. The show will run at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6, Dec. 7, and Dec. 9, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns,...