Sunday, February 5, 2023

Seasons Change, Sigma Alpha Iota Blossoms

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Sigma Alpha Iota Eta Beta Chapter provides a grand vocal and instrumental performance in Moore Halll. PN Photo/Michael Thomas

Senior Priscilla Conteras elegantly plays the violin. PN Photo/Michael Thomas

By Michael Thomas, Videographer

Sigma Alpha Iota Eta Beta Chapter put on a fantastic performance in the Moore Hall Auditorium, this is the first musical showcase since COVID-19.

Conducted and directed by Holly Riedesel, the musical started with the singing of the Sigma Alpha Iota Pledge song.

They poured their hearts and soul into a song about their sorority. The performance of “Piece No. 2 Op. 28,” features senior pianist Ethan Sevigny.

The clear and beautiful medley from the flutist plus piano harmonies created an enjoyable rendition.

Sara Fox performed a poem about the most important person in her life, her mother.

The poem displays the profound impact motherly love can have on the journey of life.

Senior Priscilla Contreras performed “Cello Suite NO.1, Menuetto 2.” The cellist put on a fantastic display with a peaceful performance as Contreras showed off beautiful stroke work taking the powerful yet gentle redemption of Johannes Bach music pieces.

A different act for the musical was present next with a stand-up comedy set with Sigma member senior Lauren Holmes.

Jokes hit home to most of the audience with jabs about Moore Hall’s Layout and experience over the years, from different staff members in the building and second-hand embarrassment to friends and family.

Holmes gave a unique per-holiday like April 20.

Milkalah Waston gave the crowd a beautiful rendition of the Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way.”

Minor technical difficulties gave the public a slight chuckle, but after, Waston gave a fantastic and show stopping performance.

Her passion and heart was evident throughout the entire song as she delivered her performance that was nothing short of spectacular. The audience was filled with cheers.

The closing for the musical is the performance of “So Near, So Dear” by all members of Sigma Alpha Iota. For the first musical in over three years, being held in Moore Hall, it was nothing short of being spectacular.

With COVID restrictions being lifted throughout campus and more production being able to be put on around the school, I highly recommend the next musical if you enjoy fantastic music and have some free time available.

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