Big Sing coming Monday to FLHS gym

The second annual Big Sing concert will be held beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, in the main gymnasium at Forest Lake High School.


This free event showcases singers from all district elementary schools (mostly fifth graders, plus a few from third and fourth grades), the seventh grade choirs from both junior highs and all high school choirs.

The concert will open with the entire group, more than 300 voices, singing “Do, Re, Mi” from The Sound of Music.

High school students will sing a Spanish song by Dan Davison. “Ritmo” (rhythm) features four-hand piano accompaniment and eight-part harmony.

The Chinese folk song “Mo li hua” (jasmine flower), also sung by high school students, paints a picture of a serene garden where one can escape from the bustle of everyday life.

Seventh graders will sing the African American spiritual “Shine On Me” by Rollo Dilworth and “A Child of Song,” an upbeat piece that includes rounds.

Elementary students will sing the American folk song “Old Dan Tucker” and “Skip, Skip, Shoo Fly Shoo!”

The finale will be from the musical “Grease.”

After the performance the Forest Lake Area Music Boosters will sell root beer floats and ice cream in the cafeteria.

Elementary music teachers directing are Bruce Abbe, Scandia; Alysha Jordahl, Linwood; Kelly Larson, Forest Lake; Kate Lust, Forest View; Cheryl Nicklason, Wyoming; Heidi Sapa, Columbus; and Lisa Sauer, Lino Lakes/Central Montessori.

They will be joined by Southwest Junior High Director Crystal Biljan, Century Junior High Director Jancyn Bindman, and High School Director Alyssa Wyatt.

Superintendent Linda Madsen will be the master of ceremonies.