The Valentine Soirée at North High School will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 35 Polo Rd. There will be performances by the chorus, Long Island Sound, Jazz Ensemble, and other groups.
The chorus will sing “Two Shakespeare Settings,” “The Winner Takes it All,” from Mamma Mia; a big-band swing classic, “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head;” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
The Long Island Sound will sing Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass,” featuring a student bass player; Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight;” and “Nowadays,” from Chicago.
Senior Choristers, a select group of twelfth-graders, will perform “Sun and Moon,” from Miss Saigon; “Take Me or Leave Me,” from Rent; as well as other pieces.
The North High Jazz Ensemble will perform “My Funny Valentine” and “My Romance,” both by Rodgers and Hart.
A chamber duo will perform Beethoven’s “Spring Sonata for Violin and Piano,” Movt. 1.
Principal Bernard Kaplan will perform an original piece for guitar and voice.
The Soirée will be under the direction of Janine Robinson, choral director, and Joseph Rutkowski, instrumental music director.
The public is warmly welcomed to this event and is encouraged to wear Valentine red, in the spirit of the evening. For more information, please contact Dr. Robinson at jrobinson@ greatneck.k12.ny.us.