Forest View Chorus Students Give Their Best at ‘Street Fest’
September 12, 2017
On Saturday, September 9, fourth and fifth grade chorus students from Forest View Elementary School had the opportunity to show their talents outside of their school halls at the 2nd annual Randhurst Village ‘Street Fest.’
The annual fest brings together community groups, stores, restaurants, and entertainment at Randhurst Village, located in Mount Prospect. This year, the Centennial Celebration for Mount Prospect was also incorporated into the free event, which included $100 gift card raffles and cars that were 100 years old.
Under the direction of Fine Arts Teacher Moira Burdi, the Forest View students sang “Obiswana” and “Yonder Come Day.” The students who had represented Forest View at the D59’s Got Talent show last spring, Michael Davidson and Charlotte Hansen, then sang their songs from the talent show. The chorus then performed a routine they had showcased at a Chicago Wolves hockey game last spring and finished up their time on stage with the songs “How Far We’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome” from Moana.
The Forest View students found themselves in good company with a variety of other musical acts and dance routines who also displayed their talents at the show.
“The chorus has a great working relationship with Randhurst and performs there throughout the year,” said Burdi, “and we appreciate how this allows our students to not only refine their skills, but also develop their civic and local awareness.”
Principal Meg Weickert agreed: “This program gives our students an opportunity to share their love of music with the local community, and performing at special events such as this one is definitely a highlight of the program.”