PHOTOS: Goldust


Mandira Gowda


Mountain Vista has hosted many exceptional Golddust concerts over the years, but 2019’s concert truly stood out from the rest. With the retirement of Mr. VanderDoes, the choir teacher, the choirs held a sweet and expressive tone in order to commemorate all the work Mr. VanderDoes has done for them. Ranging from The Hobbit to The Phantom of the Opera, the pieces picked kept the audience engaged in the performance and prepared for the surprises planned by the choirs for their teacher. On Sat. 11, (closing night), previous students of Mr. VanderDoes –including two Broadway singers– handed him roses to thank him for all the years that he has taught at Mountain Vista High School. 2019 Golddust marked the end of a long and illustrious era of choir.