Litchfield High School and Middle School took listeners around the world in 23 songs and highlighted some award-winning performances during their March World Music Concert March 14 at Bernie Aaker Auditorium.

The concert featured award-winning performances by the Dragonaires choir, as well as seniors Abigail Johnson and Jacob Lundin.

The Dragonaires performed five songs, including “O My Luve’s Like a A Red Red Rose,” which earned them “Best of Site” recognition at the recent region contest.

Johnson and Lundin also earned “Best of Site” at region for their solo renditions. Johnson sang “La Violette” and Lundin “Vittoria.”

The concert saw the seventh-grade choir sing a Finnish folk song (“Aleleloila”) and a Swahlili dance song (“Danis Na Kuimba”), while eighth-grade choir sang a Korean folk song (“Arirang”), Scottish folk song (“Skye Boat Song”) and Bohemian melody (“Come Celebrate the Morning”). The two middle-school choirs then came together to sing a South African song, “Shosholoza.”

The Bel-Canto choir added German (“Die Nachtigal”) and Irish Gaelic (“Dulaman”) touches, while the Women’s Choir performed a Brazilian folk song (“A Zing-A-Za”).

And the Dragonaires wrapped up the concert by singing “Vamuvamba,” a Kenyan song, and “El Vito,” a Spanish Andalusian folk song.

Litchfield High School had 19 singers received top ratings (four stars) and scored “superior” at the section level, according to choir teacher Joel Green.

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