Saline High School's choral music department presented Cabaret in the Ellen A Ewing Performing Arts Center Wednesday and Thursday.
Attendees were treated to two hours of music - by all of the Saline High School Choirs - and then special solos and ensembles. They also enjoyed desserts prepared by the students in the culinary arts program.
Below is SCTN's video from the event.
The second night of Cabaret was hosted by Brittany Bryant and Maggie Lupton. Cabaret is special for everyone involved - but the seniors take ownership of the event.
"Cabaret is something that we look forward to all year, or should I say, stress about all year," Lupton said. "We want to put on the best acts we possibly can. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but it's always a really, really good time."
"It's really fun because we get to use all the skills we've acquired through our years in choir, and we put them to the test. We learn our own songs, we arrange our songs, we choreograph them ourselves. Everything," Bryant said.
Cabaret is a celebration - not just of song, but of the friends who've spent years singing together in Saline schools.
These were important years for Bryant, who will study vocal performance and opera at the New England Conservatory of Music.
"This has been fundamental for me, and monumental for me. I just love relationships I've formed with people throughout my life in choir," Bryant said. "I also love making music. I think it's so special. No matter what background people come from or what their groups are in the school, they can come into the choir room and everyone is equal and we all just want to make music."
Lupton isn't going into music at college next year, but she still values her experience in choir.
"It's given me a lot of opportunity to learn about myself and who I want to become and the people I want to get close with," Lupton said. "And singing is just an amazing time. It's a great way to escape from your day, for even just an hour. I love it."