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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter Concert for Winter Festival

Saint David's Winter Festival of Art and Music is underway, and this morning brought us the always wonderful Winter Concert featuring boys in the Chamber Singers, Percussion Ensemble, and Philharmonic Ensemble.

The Chamber Singers, directed by Phyllis Clark, sang Three Gifts to Three Kings from Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Seid uns nun Zweitenmal gekommen from The Magic Flute.  They were followed by the Percussion Ensemble, led by John Francis, who performed Funky Zena and This Too Shall Pass, in which the Chamber Singers participated. Last up was the Philharmonic Ensemble, with Phil Hough conducting the boys as they played March of the Meistersingers and Variations upon the Sailor's Hornpipe. For the last number, Mr. Hough had all of us join in the fun, we clapped to the beat as the Ensemble played the refrain in increasingly fast tempos. Kudos to all the boys who performed this morning, and to Music Chair Jeff Moore, and our talented and dedicated directors Mrs. Clark, Mr. Francis, and Mr. Hough. It was a wonderful start to the school day.

The Winter Festival of Art and Music celebrates the arts at Saint David's, an important pillar in the balanced education that lies at the heart of our school.

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