GRAFTON—The sweet sounds of angelic voices filled the air around Gallery 62 West on Sunday, as the students from I Sing With Gigi expressed through song things that they are thankful for, during their recital.
“To keep with the holiday and this time of year, we decided to have a Thankful recital, where we focused on things that we are thankful for this season,” said Gigi Collett, Director and Lead Instructor of the studio.
She said that because some students expressed that having a house and their parents, she chose to have a student sing The House That Built Me, a popular country song by Miranda Lambert.
In addition, the recital also featured songs from two hit Broadway plays, Annie and Oliver, for students who were thankful for their families.
Collett, who is a fan of Broadway musicals and performing, revealed that she and Cheyenne Bolyard will be representing Grafton in the Robinson Grand Theatre’s production of Annie.
The show is set to wow audiences on December 13-15. Tickets are already on sale for the production and may be purchased at tickets.therobinsongrand.com.
For more information about the show, be sure to log onto the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/977472329258026/.
During the recital, students belted out lyrics that were close to their hearts, and some were based in a deep love of the Lord.
“Some students replied to the same question say that they were thankful for God and the Holy Spirit, which we incorporated into the showcase by performing songs like Amazing Grace, Candle On the Water and Holy Spirit, which ended the program as a group sing-a-long” shared Collett.
She revealed that registration for the Spring term of I Sing With Gigi will begin on January 7, and she has already come up with a theme of their next performance.
“Students will begin preparations for a musical titled Assignment: Earth to be presented around Earth Day in April,” she shared.
Those interesting in becoming a part of a group where they can express themselves through the powerful, fun or soulful lyrics of song should contact Collett by emailing [email protected] or by calling 304-216-4753.