Day: December 13, 2011

Concerts herald Celt CD debut

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last year, when Celt Kevin Walsh went to the studio to record his parts for McNary High School’s holiday CD, he already felt like a brother to the other bass singers in the choir. This year, things were different. “It didn’t feel the same way going into the studio, but during the recording I felt the click. It was when we all melded together,” Walsh said. The new CD, A Season of Dreams, drops this week heralded by two concerts Wednesday, Dec. 14, and Thursday, Dec. 15, at McNary. Copies of the disc will be available at the concerts for $10. Concert tickets are $5 at the door and sales start at 6 p.m. The shows begin at 7 p.m. It’s not every high school choir that gets to produce a CD, much less two consecutive ones, but both times the experience has come with many lessons and surprises. “The recording brings a new level of professionalism to our whole group and it helped a lot of the newer people realize how big a deal our choir members actually are,” said Trevor Mink. Perhaps benefitting from a sophomore effort, the Celts also produced more music for the CD this year – a whopping 32 tracks up from 19 on last year’s A Season of Love. Knowing what they’re capable of impacts how...

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