Choir pops concert will feature Broadway songs

The pops concert is a talent-show-like choir concert that allows choir students the ability to sing solo or in a group without the rest of the choir.

Choir director Eliott Kranz has been a choir director for 20 years, and has been a choir director here at Cedar Falls for 13 years.

According to Kranz, the pops concert has at least been here since around 2005, and they originally had the concert off campus, but due to budgeting they had to keep it on campus in current years.

Regarding the process for picking the theme for the show, Kranz said, “The year we don’t do a musical at school is usually a Broadway theme. The other years I try to find the themes that have choir music published. There is really nothing secret or special about picking the theme. Some years I have even asked the kids.”

Kranz said his favorite part of the pops concert is “the individual student acts that perform and our music is something different than our typical music.”

Junior Daniel Longseth, a concert choir bass, said, “My favorite part about the concert is probably the music. With this year’s theme the music is more dramatic and theatrical.”

Junior Meghan Nelson, a treble clef choir alto, had a similar opinion. “The music within the pops concert is probably my favorite part of said concert. The energeticness and the different theme each year for the concert is probably another one of my favorite things.”

Regarding their favorite type of music to sing in choir, they both elected Broadway.

Both Nelson and Longseth said Kranz doesn’t treat or teach his choir students like they were elementary students or kids unless they acted like it. He treats his students like they are all a professional choir and like their family.

During the pops concert, there will be performances other than the choirs which auditioned, Wednesday, Jan. 24, for the pops concert.

Can’t wait to see the Broadway themed Pops concert? Then join the performers and Kranz in the CFHS auditorium on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and adults and activity passes will not be accepted.

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