Saint Andrew’s School sends season’s greetings to all with an open invitation to enjoy upcoming holiday performances:
Lower School Holiday Concert December 4 at 7:00 pm
Upper School Holiday Concert December 6 at 7:30 pm
Middle School Holiday Concert December 19 at 7:00 pm
The Performing Arts Department has many wonderful musical selections in store for audiences this year.
The Lower School concert will feature dance, chorus, and band performances that celebrate the holiday season. “We have thirty students beginning in grade 4 band this year, and I am very excited for their concert debut. This is our biggest beginning band in a very long time and it is full of talent,” said Tom Stancampiano, Lower and Middle School Band Director.
“The grade 5 Performing Arts students always show us how far they improve in just one year, and it is exciting to see,” added Andrea Wolgin, Director of Instrumental Ensembles.
The Middle School concert is certain to bring tidings of joy to all as it is the final holiday concert of the three held on Wednesday, December 19. “The Middle School Concert Band is sounding great especially on the interesting arrangement we have of Feast of Stephen,” commented Mr. Stancampiano.
At the Upper School concert, instrumental delights await from band and strings student performers. Audience members will hear the violins heart-piercing beautiful tones as Upper School strings students play Corelli’s Christmas Concerto.
“It has been a pleasure to teach violinists and cellists who have solos in the performance to learn how to play off of each other,” said Jackie De Los Santos, Director of Strings. “At the Holiday Concert you’ll see the cohesive way the entire group plays well together,” added Ms. De Los Santos.
Singers will also cause audiences to relish in holiday cheer with a new choral component featured this year. Lower School and Upper School Choirs are coming together for a selection during the Upper School Concert.
“I am excited about the ways the outstanding Performing Arts faculty and students are working collaboratively to bring the Saint Andrew’s community together in song,” said Nick LaCasse, Performing Arts Department Chair. “I am also thrilled that instrumental and choral students will join together in more pieces this year,” he added.
All performances will take place in Roberts Theater at Andrews Hall - The Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free.