Central harmony takes home their successful debut performance


Valerie Yurk

Central Harmony members gather around the piano as Mrs. Allison Hickmann directs the rehearsal.

New to the Brookfield Central stage is the Women’s A capella group: Central Harmony. Choir director Mrs. Hickmann created the group in order to provide a relaxed extracurricular performance opportunity for students interested in singing. Consisting of non-choir and choir members, Central Harmony provides a way for singers from all grades to learn light and fun arrangements. By the end of their second meeting, the singers had sheet music in their hands and had most of the song memorized.

In just three rehearsals, the group was able to put together an a capella arrangement of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten”, featuring Natalie Hartwig (’16), Emma Borkowski (’17), and Molly Rosencrantz (‘16) in a trio, with Rosencrantz taking on a solo. Central Harmony made their debut performance at the Choir Palooza on Wednesday, March 2, and despite the limited rehearsal time, the show ran smoothly. After the first concert, members were excited to think about what future performances could hold in store.

“It’s cool how this is coming together and we sound good,” said Central Harmony member Claire Wille (‘17). “I just hope that the members in the club that aren’t choir members join choir next year!” Most choir members in Central Harmony agree that non-choir members can use this club as a starting point.

With a smashing first performance under their belt, Central Harmony is now forward to performing at their Spring Choir Concert on May 11.