Chorus Tag

The retirement community of John Knox Village received a musical treat from WA on Saturday, May 5. Our A Cappella Choir, soloists and the cast of Beauty and the Beast performed to a packed house. “It was a fabulous concert. Most of all, our students performed with professionalism and great joy!” said Mrs. Lisa Wilson, Director of Fine Arts. In addition, our students met the audience at the conclusion of the program and bonded with the John Knox residents. They, in turn, shared how blessed they felt with the visit. WA students impressed the residents with their politeness, their kindness, and...

The Spring Fine Arts Series concluded the year for our talented students with three evening performances. The series began with the Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, April 24, and featured our fifth-grade through twelfth-grade string players. Mr. Schwartz honored his nine graduating seniors who have been with him for nine years. They also shared a video of the Orchestra's recent trip to Ireland and presented Mr. Schwartz with a gift. Thursday, April 26, began with the annual Juried Art Show with an amazing display of student's artwork. Immediately following, the annual Spring Choral Concert began, featuring Middle School Choir, A Cappella Choir, and...

Senior MaryGrace Adamson, junior Christine Kamm, and freshmen Rachel Castillo, Callie McMurrin, and Braden Sugg represented the WA high school choir in the Broward County All-County high school choir. These students were selected from all public and private schools in Broward County to participate in this ensemble. Our singers sang in a combined concert with the elementary and middle school All-County choirs at the Coral Springs Performing Arts Theater on Thursday, February 1, under the direction of Dr. Trent Brown from Florida Gulf Coast University. Congratulations and thank you, ladies, for representing our chorus program at this highest level!...

On Friday morning, January 19, all 26 high school chorus students shared in a masterclass with the visiting Cornell University Women’s Choir. Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church was one of Cornell's stops on a Gulf Coast tour, and their tour manager found time in their schedule for the choir to work with WA students. During the masterclass, WA students had the opportunity to interact and observe the visiting choir in action. Cornell taught the students about their day-to-day rehearsals. The women’s choir sang a few songs for our students, then with our students. They discussed Cornell’s choral program, how their choral rehearsals...

This past week, the All-State Music Conference gathered students who were accepted into one of three main programs—All-State Orchestra, All-State Band, and All-State Choir. These students, who traveled to Tampa, are among the best in the state. They met for three days of rehearsals before putting on a full program at the Tampa Convention Center. Hannah Billings (sophomore bassist) and AJ Kozich (eighth-grade cellist) were among those who performed in the All-State Orchestra. The All-State Choir included: Christine Kamm (junior) for the Sight-Reading Choir, Rachel Castillo (freshman) for the High School Concert Choir, and Pauline Baxter (eighth grade) for the Middle...