DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

October 31, 2013

Prism puts students in the spotlight

LHS prepares for a night of music

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — LONDONDERRY — Students at Londonderry High School will once again be given a chance to shine.

The school’s annual Prism concert series is coming up next month and students are preparing for their time under the lights, taking part in auditions to earn spots in the concert lineup.

The Prism concerts are held three times and are often sold out. The dates are Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and again Nov. 3 at 1 and 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

More than 20 acts take a total of three stages situated around the cafeteria. Spotlights will shine on one act, then another, then the third with specific timing in place so student singers and musicians perform within seconds of each other to ensure almost continuous entertainment.

The audience is also up close, only about 30 feet from any stage.

Londonderry High School music teachers Serge Beaulieu and Danielle Loschiavo help organize Prism every year. Students often write and perform their own works to showcase their talents.

Beaulieu said Prism is the most anticipated musical event at the high school every year.

“For a few magical hours, you will be led through a kaleidoscope of sound by Londonderry High School’s own orchestra, choir, jazz ensemble, student groups and individuals,” he said.

Tickets for the Prism concerts are $15 per show and are available at lancermusic.org. CDs of the Prism performances will be available. Tickets are also available with a credit card through Paypal or checks can be forwarded to the LHS Music Department, Attn: Prism.

Light beverages and refreshments are also included in the price of the ticket.