Music director Donnie Glowinski leads the Advanced Choir in practice.
By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications
It’s another roadshow for Scecina’s musicians. Scecina music director Donnie Glowinski takes the Advanced Mixed Chorus and the Orchestra to Holy Spirit Catholic Church for the third annual Scecina Memorial High School Sacred Music Concert. The concert is at 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 10. It is free, open to everyone, and features Scecina’s most talented students.
This year there is no special theme to the musical pieces, but Mr. Glowinski says he did have the idea of “peace” in mind when selecting the music. “With everything going on in the world today, a prayer for peace is needed,” he explained.
Mr. Glowinski started this special annual event in 2014 with the first Sacred Music Concert at Little Flower Catholic Church, with plans to take the concert to a different East Deanery parish each year. The second concert was at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
“I participated in something similar when I was in high school,” Mr. Glowinski said, in explaining why he started Scecina’s Sacred Music program. “Churches create such a good setting for performing music, especially sacred music. It is a great way of taking the good things that we are doing on campus and getting it out to the community.”
Junior Patience Ewing has been part of Scecina’s Sacred Music Concert since its inception. “My favorite thing is that everyone gets moved by the music,” said Patience, an alto in the choir. “They’ll come up and tell us afterward. “Mr. Glowinski has a lot of time invested in this, so we like to prove him right,” she said.
Junior Libby Joson, a soprano, also looks forward to her third concert, saying, “I’m so glad this started the year I was a freshman.” She loves everything about the concert and says the work they put inot it really shows.
The music, Libby said, definitely is “challenging to sing and at first I hadn’t had much experience with such music."
The musical selections by the choir are: “Pray for Peace,” “Thank You Lord,” “Resting,” “Canta Una Cancion” and “Sanctuary.” The orchestra will perform “Bravery and Grace,” a medley from “The Prince of Egypt,” “Water Reflections” and “In the Company of Angels.”
The groups will join together to perform “Baba Yetu.”
Everyone is invited to this special evening of music that will induce a sense of prayer, peace and serenity amid the chaos of today’s world.