By Jackson Talbott
Many Novato High students put their talents on display at the Performing Arts Center this past Friday for all of Novato to enjoy. MSA Soirees have been showcasing young talent for 3 straight years. The show was split into two acts, with artistic performances ranging from an original piece on the guitar to creative writing.
Junior Nico Low sang Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley in the first act. He said the Soirees have always been special to him.
“I love watching what other artists have to offer and seeing how much work others put in is amazing,” Low said. “The fact that I may be able to change someone, even for a moment, is what drives my hunger to perform.”
One performance that stood out was the original piece on the electric guitar by Hayden Hallatt and Quinn Hailey.
“Friends in the crowd made it a little more nerve-racking because there was pressure to perform but I perform often so it’s like second nature,” said Freshman Quinn Hailey. “It was my first Soiree so I was excited more than anything.”
“Nobody knew what to expect and everyone was so excited to see all the talent in MSA,” said junior Julia Stengel, who co-hosted the event. “It’s all the talent of MSA combined into one night.”
The Soiree had 2 acts featuring 6 performers each. There are 4 Soirees a year all over Novato. The next Soiree is scheduled for October 14th at Book Passage in Corte Madera.