Choir to perform spring show, honor 2020 graduate Nicolas Nair May 13


Emma Short

Junior Daniel Crawford points at the soloist performing at the choir’s rehearsal during fourth period. The choir will open its show with “The Greatest Show” for which all three choirs will perform together.

The choir will perform its spring show May 13 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the auditorium and will include a performance to honor Nicolas Nair, a class of 2020 graduate who passed away in a car accident April 29.

Nair was the choir president for the 2019-20 school year and will be recognized at both shows. The choir will also sing at his public memorial May 14 at 5 p.m. 

“It means a lot that we’re going to be able to sing at his memorial and be able to support his family,” choir president Ainsley Carmichael said. “He was one of the reasons I stayed in choir. We spent a lot of time together, and he was always a light to everybody around him. It’s very important to me that I’m able to speak on him, but it’s also very important to the entire program that we recognize him and support his family.”

Both shows will include ensemble performances by Hawkapella and the Harmony show choir, as well as solo and duet performances from seniors. The theme for the show is music from movies. The show will include songs from “The Greatest Showman” and “A Star is Born.” 

“Just by coincidence, a couple of songs Harmony performed [at its competition in March] are going to be in it because they were in movies as well,” head choir director Alexander Carr said. 

As there was not a traditional spring show in 2020 and the spring show in 2021 implemented COVID-19 guidelines, Carmichael said this is her first spring show that feels normal since her freshman year. 

“Every semester has been drastically different,” Carr said. “Part of it because of natural change and part of it because of COVID guidelines. Throughout the pandemic I [have felt] less concerned about petty little things and more concerned that we just sing well and do what we need to do.”

Carmichael is one senior who will have a solo performance at the 8 p.m. show. She will be performing the first solo she ever sang on the Hebron stage her freshman year, in an attempt to go full circle with her high school choir experience. 

“I love the choir program, and I love all the people in choir so it’ll be a little sad,” Carmichael said. “I always cry really hard the last show, [and] I know it’s going to be worse this year because I’m really close to everybody. I know that we’ve worked really hard all year long and I’m really looking forward to us all ending it together and having a new beginning for our next president.”