Farewell to Singers’ Seniors

Savannah Doelfel ’18

Voice part: Soprano

Years in Singers: Three

Oracle Team: What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you here in singers?

Savannah Doefel: Definitely our warm-ups, especially when we’ll sing in different accents or do impersonations. I also loved how when we first were given the song “Nyon Nyon” to sing in gibberish, we were all unsure whether it would work out. However, it ended up being one of our favorite pieces we have done this year because the audience reacts so well to it.

OT: What will you miss about singing at Blair?

SD: I think one of the biggest things I’m going to miss is the energy from our group. We always come together when we need to and put so much passion into our performances. I’m also going to miss all of the people and friendships I have made. Throughout my years in the program, I have gained a new appreciation of music and the effect it can have on people’s lives.

Lauren Fountain ’18

Voice part: Alto one

Years in Singers: Four

OT: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you while you were in Singers?

LF: When Mr. Widelitz told us he was leaving, we thought it was an April Fools joke. He cried.

 

Ernesto Lippert ’18

Voice part: Tenor

 

Clara McGrath ’18

Voice part: Alto

Years in Blair Academy Singers: Four

OT: What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you while you were in Singers?

CM: One time my freshman year, I decided to wear heels to one of our concerts for the school. We had bleachers set up for the concert, and when we were filing off the stage, my heel went straight in the crack and I was stuck for a good five seconds. Nobody really remembered it, thankfully, but I never wore heels again!

 

Emma Mohlmann ’18

Voice part: Soprano two in Singers and alto in Chamber Choir

Years in Blair Academy Singers: Four

OT: What will you miss about singing at Blair?

EM: I’m going to miss singing with the soprano two section every Singers rehearsal. They are my heart and soul, and I can’t wait to see how much they grow. I’m going to miss Mr. Manni’s (semi-) funny jokes, and the way he always knows what I’m thinking. It’s been an absolutely amazing four years of music at Blair, creating the foundation of my love for music forever. I’m honored to have worked with all of my favorite people and I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.

 

Huong Nguyen ’18

Voice part: Alto

Years in Singers and Chamber Choir: Four

OT: What has been your favorite part of participating in the music curriculum at Blair?

HN: My favorite part of participating in the music curriculum is the rewarding feeling after a good performance. I love seeing how the audience reacts to our performance. Even more, I love seeing Mr. Manni’s proud smile after we perform every song.

OT: What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you here in Singers?

HN: The funniest thing that happened to me in Singers was when Mr. Widelitz wanted us to hold hands with the person next to us to “connect” with each other while we sang. Lauren Fountain got to hold hands with my senior crush and, needless to say, I was very envious!

 

Connor O’Neil ’18

Voice part: Tenor

Years in singers: Four

 

Ellie Pinkerton ’18

Voice part: Alto

Years in Singers: Four

OT: What has been your favorite part of participating in the music curriculum at Blair?

EP: Creating a beautiful, unified sound, and learning how to sing all types of music.

OT: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you while in Singers?

EP: I tripped while walking off stage my sophomore year.

 

Will Sigety ’18

Voice part: Bass

Years in singers: Four

 

Siena Tipton ’18

Instrument: Piano

Voice part: Alto/Soprano

Years in singers: Three

OT: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you while in Singers?

ST: We went on a trip my sophomore year with Chamber Choir that just ended up being a series of very unfortunate events. We gave a concert where the only person in the audience was my mom and her mother on FaceTime, we lost half the group on the subway in NYC, and we got a noise complaint from the hotel we were at for singing too loudly at 1:00am. But overall it was probably one of my favorite weeks in Blair history.

OT: What will you miss about singing at Blair?

ST: I’m really going to miss Mr. Manni. He’s become one of my closest friends and confidants, and I have really really loved working with him. I’m also going to miss the community sense that you get when walking into that music room.

 

Alec Valle ’18

Voice part: Baritone/Bass

Years in Singers: Three

OT: What’s the funniest thing that happened to you while in singers?

AV: Emma Mohlmann and I found a funny song and dance on Facebook and we performed it for Mr. Manni as a joke, and ever since then, she and I have started Chamber Choir every Thursday with that call-and-repeat song and dance for our warmup.

 

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