WHHS Choirs Makes You “Wanna Dance with Somebody” at Cabaret Night

By Hannah Lee and Samantha Segreto

Parents and friends all gathered to hear the joyous sounds of pop and broadway as both the Chamber and Concert Choirs performed in the Commons for the annual event known as Cabaret Night. The songs that they performed represented different eras, stretching from the 60’s to the most recent songs often heard on the radio. The sense of calm and enjoyment, rather than the pressure of the beaming lights of the auditorium stage, primarily made this night much different from any other performance that the choirs have experienced.

Surrounded by loved ones, the melodious accompaniment of various instruments, and delicious refreshments, the singers were enveloped by an atmosphere that brought upon a wave of happiness like no other. As one song ended, the next song began, always different and even better than the one before, providing individuality and entertainment for all who viewed.

The event began with a song titled “Seize the Day” from the broadway show Newsies, performed by both the Chamber and Concert choirs, filling the room with harmony and a dance that corresponded with it perfectly. Songs following the opening and carrying on throughout the show consisted of oldies like “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” by Carole King and 80s hit “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” originally performed by Whitney Houston.

“‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ was my favorite song because we all had fun with it. It was almost like we weren’t in front of an audience. We were just teenage girls having fun.” said Adrianna DiCosimo, senior.

The night also consisted of recent songs, such as “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts, “Love Is An Open Door” from the Frozen movie, and “Therapy” by All Time Low.

For the finale, both choirs united to sing “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay and were greeted with an applause and a standing ovation afterward. It was a cabaret night no one would forget.