Singers Hit All the Right Notes at Cabaret Night

The tenor of the evening was full-hearted disclosure as twenty-one Upper School students—including two sets of siblings—braved the spotlight to croon ballads and belt out anthems at the annual Cabaret Night. Featuring Broadway show tunes, some contemporary pop songs, and a couple of classics from the traditional American songbook, the performances brimmed with professions of love and longing, declarations of self-worth, and dreams of future success. The popular showcase for students taking voice lessons, as well as other singing enthusiasts, also featured voice teacher Adriana Repetto and Chorale director Joseph Horning, who organized and hosted the spirited event, which he kicked off with one of King George III’s comic numbers from the genre-redefining hit Hamilton. Horning also provided piano accompaniment for some students, as did Counselor Doug Neuman, Valerie Becker P ’15, Henry Goddard ’20, and Will Carter ’20.

Scroll down for a photo gallery of performers at the event.

“You’ll Be Back” from Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton
Joseph Horning with Douglas Neuman

“Just Around the Riverbend” from Alan Menken’s Pocahontas
“Before It’s Over” from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Dogfight
C.C. Chung ’22 with Valerie J. Becker

“I Can’t Get Started” by Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin
Jack Haining ’22 with Joseph Horning

“Andante, Andante” from Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus’s Mamma Mia
Aanika Patel ‘21 with Douglas Neuman

“A Change in Me” from Alan Menken’s Beauty and the Beast
“Like Other Girls” from Paul Gordon’s Daddy Long Legs
“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, BB&N ‘97
Alyse ‘19, Kira ‘19, and Tess ’22 Bierly with Valerie J. Becker

“You and I” by Stevie Wonder
William Li ’20 with Valerie J. Becker

“Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera
“The Secret Service” from Irving Berlin’s Mr. President
Alice O’Neill ’19 with Valerie J. Becker

“Desperado” by Glen Frey and Don Henry
Simru Sonmez-Erbil ’20 with Joseph Horning

A Medley
Myles Nadeau-Davis ’20 & Aaron Chisholm ‘19 
with Will Carter ’20
“Always Remember Us This Way” by Stefani Germanotta from A Star is Born
Beatrice Scanlon ’21 with Valerie J. Becker
“Somewhere” from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story
“Ireland” from Legally Blonde
Julie Klingenstein ’20 with Douglas Neuman
“Michael in the Bathroom” from Joseph Iconis’s Be More Chill
Sophie Li ’22 with Valerie J. Becker

“Defying Gravity” from Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked
Laura Cox ’22 & Sophie Li ’22 with Valerie J. Becker
“She Used to Be Mine” from Sara Bareilles’s Waitress
Gillian Goddard ‘22 with Henry Goddard ‘20

“The Vagabond” by Ralph Vaughan-Williams
“This Nearly Was Mine” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Chongyuan Hong ’20 with Valerie J. Becker

“I Dreamed a Dream” from Claude Michel Shönberg’s Les Miserables
“Getting to Know You” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I
Cordiana Cozier ’19 with Valerie J. Becker

“Mack the Knife” from Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera
“When the Saints Go Marching In,” a traditional American spiritual
Myles Nadeau-Davis ’20 & Aaron Chisholm ’19 with Henry Goddard ‘20

“A New Life” from Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll and Hyde
Priya Devavaram ’21 with Douglas Neuman

“Don’t Do Sadness/Blur Wind” from Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening
Max Ambris ’19 & Tina Kulow ’20 with Henry Goddard ‘20
“Fly Into the Future” from David Kirshenbaum’s Vanities
“Millwork” from Stephen Schwartz’s Working
Tina Kulow ’20 with Henry Goddard ‘20

“With You” from Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin
“Art is Calling for Me” from Victor Herbert’s The Enchantress
Adriana Repetto with Valerie J. Becker

Homepage photo: Tess ’22, Alyse ’19, and Kira ’19 Bierly

Above photo: Myles Nadeau-Davis ’20 and Aaron Chisholm ’19 accompanied by Will Carter ’20