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RECITAL SPOTLIGHTS CAHS MUSICAL TALENT

Promising new musical talent from the Charlotte Amalie High School Piano Lab had their debut on Thursday night at the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. The piano class taught by Julliard-trained music teacher John Cahill performed compositions by Schubert, Mozart, Brahms, Haydn, Copland, Beethoven, Bizet and Tchaikovsky.
The recital also featured a brass quartet, featuring two students on trumpet, one on trombone and Cahill on French horn.
Some specialties of the evening were Kirk Tomas performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, and CAHS alumna Detra Davis performing "Three Moods" by Aaron Copland.
The much applauded finale of the evening was a speaking chorus by the Musical Appreciation class. The "Geographical Fugue," by the early 20th Century Austrian-American composer Ernst Toch, is a recitation of familiar names on the map, "Trinidad, Tobago, Lake Titicaca, and the big Mississippi, Nagasaki, Yokohama……". This piece was chanted in lively mesmerizing rounds by nine female students.
Cahill lauded his students, saying that although the school year had been somewhat fragmented, these students never got discouraged and had progressed admirably.

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Promising new musical talent from the Charlotte Amalie High School Piano Lab had their debut on Thursday night at the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. The piano class taught by Julliard-trained music teacher John Cahill performed compositions by Schubert, Mozart, Brahms, Haydn, Copland, Beethoven, Bizet and Tchaikovsky.
The recital also featured a brass quartet, featuring two students on trumpet, one on trombone and Cahill on French horn.
Some specialties of the evening were Kirk Tomas performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, and CAHS alumna Detra Davis performing "Three Moods" by Aaron Copland.
The much applauded finale of the evening was a speaking chorus by the Musical Appreciation class. The "Geographical Fugue," by the early 20th Century Austrian-American composer Ernst Toch, is a recitation of familiar names on the map, "Trinidad, Tobago, Lake Titicaca, and the big Mississippi, Nagasaki, Yokohama......". This piece was chanted in lively mesmerizing rounds by nine female students.
Cahill lauded his students, saying that although the school year had been somewhat fragmented, these students never got discouraged and had progressed admirably.