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Posted: November 5, 2008 8:44 p.m.
Updated: November 6, 2008 4:59 a.m.

The Hart High School Hart Breakers perform during the Fall Concert at the Hart Auditorium.

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The William S. Hart High School Show Choir program, led by choral director Gail Hart, has a long and successful history of highly attended programs and award winning competition appearances.

The first concert of the 2008-09 school year for the show choirs included performances by the Hart Breakers, Sweet Harts, Hart ‘n Soul and Sound Vibrations during the three night program. In addition, the Mixed Choir performed a medley of songs during the concert's first night of performances. The noncompetition Men's Ensemble lit up the stage with the signature song from "Rent" as the pre-intermission closing number each of the three nights.

The Thursday, Friday and Saturday night performances each featured a slightly different mix of music highlighting show tunes and choral music with a live band that included Leslie Garman, David Ewart, David Fry, Jason Mickalski, Kevin Roberts and Emilio Terranova.

Hart said her participation in an European choral concert tour this past summer encouraged her to include choral tunes in the Fall Concert - in addition to the traditional show tunes.

"I know you'll love this music as much as I do," Hart said.

Costumed and choreographed production numbers from "Mary Poppins," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Miss Saigon" and the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" were audience favorites. Mary Rosebrock served as costumer with Elyse Fairchild and Gerald Espinosa as choreographers.

Another highlight of the program was Ewart - a noted professional violinist who survived a Valencia house fire in 2005 - who appeared onstage with the Hart Breakers as they performed the choral selection "Festival Sanctus."

Members of the Sound Vibrations include Evertt Bichara, Desiree Borruel, Daniel Botello, Brooke Bovee, Hillary Cusick, Sidney Davis, Amanda Eeyrich, Will Fairchild, Maren George, Lee Gomez, Amy Jeralds, Ashley Jones, Brittany Klocko, Nathan Lusk, Spencer Monheim, Carly Moniz, Joel Monteleone, Michael Morris, Emily Ollis, Pilar Penaranda, Breyana Rader, Carlton Reininger, Caitlin Rudd, Corey Ruffner, Emily Sanders, Gabriel Sayegh, Hayden Scott, Andrew Sharp, Colin Sickafoose, Danny Sickafoose, Stephanie Smith, Neil Subbarao, Neil Subbarao, Neil Tamashiro, Miky Tayoba, Moriah Tenney, Alc Torres, Kyle Vidal, Ryan Viramontes, Heather White, Madison Wood and Manny Zetino.

The Hart Breakers include Alyssa Adair, Hannah Baker, Brittany Bart, Taylor Bouknight, Christina Cartas, Sarah Castiel, Danielle Christoperh, Ericka Christopher, Linda Davis, Sarell Diamond, Alexandra Dominguez, Caitlyn Fairchild, McKenna Fairchild, Spencer Garman, Corinne Johnson, Melissa Kaufler, Rebecca Kennedy, Nelly Khajavi, Aly Ladanyi, Kelsey Kien, Heather Lincoln, Christine Lindberg, Elizabeth Lindberg, Taylor Linden, Marissa Mayer, Caitlin McRea, Danielle Moore, Michelle Muldoon, Lena Nason, Kirsten Nicolaisen, Kylen Plummber, Lillian Proulx, Hannah Russell, Rebecca Sameyah, Colleen Sanborn, Leana Santo Domingo, Cassie Schmitt, Emily Sulpizio, Laci Ulrich, Emily VanHoudit, Joi Webb, Cindy Wood and Deanna Yessayan.

Members of Hart ‘n Soul include Sam Bashor, Gracie Bauer, Steven Beydler, Leah Blumenthal, Brooke Bolick, Nicole Bonilla, Madison Curtis, Daniel Estrada, Tom Ferguson, Christina Gideon, Greta Goorsky, Caitlin Greene, Mitchel Hacker, Amanda Hawkins, Jessyka Holquin, Angela Krego, Bryan Lund, Caleb Lunetta, Delaney Marin, Marc McCulley, Spenser Meyer, Brianna Mihm, Spencer Monheim, Morgan Mooney, Mckenzie Mullen, Jeff Nathan, Lisa Nathan, Sarah Nims, Melissa Prior, Kathryn Rieck, Shannen Roberts, Donovan Sanborn, Hannah Shenberger, Colin Sickafoose, Ryan Sojka, Jake Tanner, Jared Turner, Lauren Widger and Megan Williams.

The Sweet Harts include Emily Aranda, Kara Carruthers, Jordan Connor, Kayla cox, Mackenzie Crawford, Jessica Crowder, Sarah Demma, Brianna Estrada, Hailey Ferguson, Marissa Gideon, Rebecca Heilbrun, Stacy Indermill, Kendall Jackson, Emily Jamgochian, Allison Jimenez, Chelsea Johnson, Jenna Lanoil, Annie Claire Lowen, Nicole Martellino, Kelsey Motschenbacher, Kari Nicolaisen, Vanessa Ramirez, Taylor Ramsey, Adriana Razo, Amber Shouldice, Patricia Silva, Ryan Smith, Myla Tayoba, Kristen Torgerson, Abigail Turner, Amanda Twombly, Danielle Verble and Coral Waschak.

The Mixed Choir includes Sara Aneksirkula, Joseline Barrera, Connor Bellina, Stefanie Bichara, Tiana Coleman, Flavia Dominguez, Laura Dominguez, Priscilla Duron, Krystena Edwards, Linda Figueroa, Kayla Fisher, Darlene Flores, Guadalupe Flores, Ana Garcia, Christian Garcia-Medrano, Makenna Geurts, Jessica Hannah, Asher Jooste, Lilit Kaladjjiyan, Scott Larsen, Aly Leon, Wendy Medina, Kristina Micunekova, Madison Motoyasu, Allison Muldoon, Breanna Perez, Rhochelle Pinzon, Clara Ramirez, Araselli Rogel, Ines Salaz Crus, Lindsay Shifflett, Kim Solorio, Jonny Sweitzer, Denisse Urquieta, Narayda Valdovinos, Breeana Weeks, Grace Kimball, Joe Inimer, Brianna Hackett, Andrea Flores, Tim Elliott, Yaimay Rondon, Amy Costello and Carlos Valenzuela.

Members of the Hart show choirs will offer Holiday Carolers to perform for private parties, corporate events, community celebrations and other appearances. Money raised from the appearances will assist the performers in paying for trips and tours. To book your event contact Debbie Haas, (661) 253-3336 or Leslie Bouknight, (661) 255-3099. The Hart show choirs winter concert will be held Dec. 17-18 at the Hart High auditorium.

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