CHS student is smash hit at Maplewood Glee Club concert

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Photo Courtesy of Joel Lightner

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School student Isaiah Thomas, this year’s Maplewood Glee Club Scholarship winner, brought down the house with standing ovations April 30 at the club’s spring concert at Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood.
This young artist, though only a senior at Columbia, is outstandingly talented as a singer, pianist and organist, according to a recent release. Not only that, but one of the songs he performed, “I’ve Fallen in Love Again,” is Thomas’ own composition. The audience absolutely fell in love with him and his music.

Thomas also sang with two different groups. First, he sang with the choir of Church of God and Saint of Christ in Newark, whose gospel sound had everyone standing, clapping and rocking to their beat. Then, in the second half of the program, Thomas sang with his high school group, the Unaccompanied Minors, an a cappella group whose voices and lively beat hooked the audience.

Not to be outdone, the Maplewood Glee Club, under the direction of Greg Scime, thoroughly entertained the enthusiastic audience with songs like “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess” and “Tradition” from “Fiddler on the Roof,” among many others.

The club begins rehearsals for its December concert with an “open sing” on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

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