The increasingly warmer weather provided the perfect atmosphere for the Songs Into Summer concert on April 30, featuring upper school vocal groups Bel Canto, directed by Catherine Snider, and Downbeat, directed by Snider and Laura Lang-Ree. The show featured several group performances, including Bel Canto’s versions of the Macedonian folk song “Tatkovina” and the African-American hymn “Bound for the Promised Land,” andDownbeat’s renditions of the Broadway standard “One” and the Billy Joel hit “River of Dreams.” Also singing Billy Joel was Downbeat soloist Christina Li, Gr. 11, who performed “And So It Goes,” and Anita Satish, Gr. 12 and James Seifert, Gr. 11, were crowd favorites with their duet, “The Prayer.” Towards the end of the evening, the graduating seniors featured in the show said their farewells to the audience before Downbeat performed the dramatic closing number, “Home” by pop star Chris Daughtry.