You can walk around the Res Campus almost any night of the week, and it's not hard to come across the talent and creativity Simmons students possess. Whether it's an open-mic at Quadside, a dance rehearsal in Alumnae, or even students just practicing in their room or hall - this campus has talent! That vocal and dance talent was all on display at the 7th Annual Student Performance Showcase, part of the Simmons Family and Friends Weekend. The showcase included performances by The Simmons College Concert Choir, the Simmons College Dance Company, The Simmons Sirens, and The Simmons-Wheelock Gospel Choir, and this lineup had something for everyone.
Performing for a packed audience of parents, family members, friends, and fellow Simmons students, the Simmons Concert Choir serenaded--and oriented us Simmons newbies--to the Simmons traditionals: S-I-M-M-O-N-S and Serenade. The Simmons Dance Company performed excerpts from some of their contemporary and pop repertoire including an energetic routine set to Christina Aguilera's Fighter and Beyonce's Love on Top. The Sirens captivated the audience with their smooth renditions of King of Anything and Silver Lining. The Gospel Choir closed out the showcase with the contemporary Gospel selections Smile and My Desire which had the audience clapping and singing along. Mesick Hall resident LaShawn Holloway's solo in Smile was especially moving throughout the performance.
I couldn't think of a better way to kick off Family and Friends Weekend - this event truly showcased the immense, diverse talent of Simmons students and I think we all felt proud to part of the Simmons community that night. I can't wait to see these four groups perform again, and I highly recommend you check them out at their upcoming performances!
Concert Choir: Saturday, December 1st
Sirens: Friday, December 7th
Dance Company: Sunday, December 9th