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Carmel Choirs members begin to prepare for Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle November 18, 2020

This year has caused many groups to alter how they go about their purposes and the choir program is one of them. This year Holiday Spectacular, much like the fall concert, will be prerecorded and live-streamed...

Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns reviews the lyrics to a song in her office on Jan. 17. The song was sung by Accents as part of their competition set.

Choirs begin Audition Process, Prepare for Competition Season

Josie Cruzan January 26, 2020

Following Holiday Spectacular, which took place in December, the Choirs are now focusing on the competition season and auditioning for next year. Four choirs will be competing this year: Rhapsody, New...

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,...

 Senior Alyssa Smith practices Holiday Spectacular music for the upcoming show. Smith said she has participated in Holiday Spectacular for a couple of years and has enjoyed it every time.

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...

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...

Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns responds to a parent email in her office before school on Oct. 17. The email was in regards to the booster organization that the choirs use, Ovation.

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...

Accents rehearse a choreographed number at an evening rehearsal. Sofia Rivera, Accents dance captain and junior, said she is excited for the Holiday Spectacular concert to come because of fun songs like “Sparkle Jolly Twinkle Jingle.”

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...

Director of choirs Katherine Kouns works on placements for choir students in her office on Nov. 16. “Holiday Spectacular is pretty much on track compared to previous years. We’re right about where we should be. There’s still a lot of work to do, but everyone knows what they’re doing,” Kouns said.

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...

Entertainment Briefs

Entertainment Briefs

Da-Hyun Hong November 16, 2018

Kyle Barker, lead director of Ambassadors, plays through one of the Ambassadors' songs for Holiday Spectacular. Barker said that Ambassadors had many songs in the show to prepare.

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...

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