On February 11, 2012, more than one hundred people enjoyed a delightful concert of performances by both the young and the seasoned. Two Boston Latin School a-capella groups joined by the legendary local band Highland Station entertained the audience and also provided sing-along opportunities.
The Wolftones, comprising Boston Latin male students, led off with “Teenager in Love,” from 1959, and filled out the set with more contemporary tunes. Their energy and enthusiasm were contagious.
Highland Station performed classic American songs, including “CC Rider” and two tunes written by Woody Guthrie, as well as instrumental arrangements. The group features local musicians Gretchen O’Neill, Suzanne Mrozak, Brian Cartwright, Chris Reckling, and J. Johnson, who play guitar, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, autoharp, and bass to complement their singing.
The Wolfettes, the Boston Latin girls a-capella group, closed the concert with songs old and new, including “Please Mr. Postman,” from the 1960s. Their youthful exuberance left the audience wanting more.
Music and song weren’t the only draws on this busy afternoon; concertgoers were also treated to special Valentine’s Day refreshments that featured hot fudge sundaes and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
This program was sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library.