EdWatch: Local HS students to serenade on stage at the Queen

By Amy Cherry 9:16pm, April 16, 2013
Local high school students will serenade an audience at Wilmington's most popular venue.

WDEL's Amy Cherry has more in this week's WDEL Delaware EducationWatch.

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Hear the sweet sounds of Ursuline, Padua, and Salesianum students grace the stage of the Queen Theatre.

You're listening to 17-year-old Rocio Posada of Newark, who's a junior at Ursuline Academy. This will be her second time singing on that magnificent stage.

"It's a love story, so it's about a guy whose after a girl, and it's a very traditional Mexican song," she says.

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She's been singing since the young age of two and on stage as early age 9 and the most amazing part?

"I've never been trained vocally, but I just love being on stage singing and performing," she says.

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16-year-old Alecia Nippert is a sophomore at Ursuline, and it's her second time at the Queen too, except last year she sang a duet. This year, she's going solo with "The Hill" from the musical "Once."

"Music has always, always been my release," Nippert says.

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This vocally trained singer says before she performs she's a nervous wreck--but being on stage at the Queen is worth it.

"I love the Queen, the venue itself is just spectacular. I really have always liked the whole coffeehouse gig," she says.

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Posada loves singing in both English and Spanish because of the way it allows her to express her emotions, and she hopes...

"Every though they can't understand the song, I want them to feel that music is universal," she says.

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You can catch the show Sunday, April 21st. Doors open at 5 p.m. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, click here.

Here's a sampling of what you'll hear from Posada

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