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Lessons & Carols—Next Tuesday, December 5!

November 30, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , , ,

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 10.10.31 AMThe Westminster Academy High School Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, and Choirs will be present a special Christmas program, “Lessons & Carols,” on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

The program is based on “A Festival of Lessons and Carols” first held on Christmas Eve in 1918 at King’s College in England.

Over the years the order service has been adapted and presented by many schools and churches around the world. The combination of great Christmas music, traditional carols, and Christmas lessons have been an inspiration millions.

Please save the date and plan to attend our adaptation of the original “Festival of Lessons and Carols” at Westminster Academy. Admission is free.

Lessons & Carols—A Westminster Academy Christmas Program

November 16, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , , ,

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 10.10.31 AMThe Westminster Academy High School Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, and Choirs will be present a special Christmas program, “Lessons & Carols,” on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

The program is based on “A Festival of Lessons and Carols” first held on Christmas Eve in 1918 at King’s College in England.

Over the years the order service has been adapted and presented by many schools and churches around the world. The combination of great Christmas music, traditional carols, and Christmas lessons have been an inspiration millions.

Please save the date and plan to attend our adaptation of the original “Festival of Lessons and Carols” at Westminster Academy. Admission is free.

All-State Choirs

November 15, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Westminster Academy at the Florida Music Education Association Conference as part of the All-State Choir!

  • Christine Kamm—Sight-Reading Choir
  • Rachel Castillo—High School Concert Choir
  • Pauline Baxter—Middle School Mixed Choir

The All-State Choruses are highly select groups of choral students from Florida’s middle and high schools that join together for the purposes of rehearsing and performing selected music with guest conductors. The conference will be in January, in Tampa, Florida.

Florida American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir

November 13, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags:

IMG_1584Rachel Castillo and Christine Kamm were both selected to be a part of the Florida American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir. They are among the top 110 students chosen in the state of Florida. They rehearsed Dan Forrest’s “Requiem For the Living” for two days with conductor Dr. Brad Holmes from Millikin University. They ended their time at Lake Mary by performing a concert with members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

WA High School Choir To Perform At The Disney Candlelight Processional

October 12, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

Congratulations to the Westminster Academy High School Choir on their acceptance to the Disney Candlelight Processional! The Candlelight Processional is a fifty-minute show presenting the Christmas Story told through song and narrated by a celebrity guest narrator. All participating choirs will sing 14 songs throughout the show. The high school choir underwent a video and audio audition which was recorded in the sanctuary at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. The students will be performing two shows of the Candlelight Processional on Wednesday, December 6, at 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre in Disney’s Epcot.

Florida American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir Acceptances

October 8, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

cropped-LOGO_1-1Congratulations to freshman, Rachel Castillo, and junior, Christine Kamm, who were both accepted into the Florida American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir. This choir is comprised of 110 students from around the entire state of Florida that will be performing Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.” These students will participate in rehearsals and a performance of the work accompanied by members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in Lake Mary, Florida in early November.

Christine Kamm was also selected to be a part of the Florida All-State Sight Reading Choir. This choir is comprised of the top 100 sight-readers in the state. Christine is also among the top 25 sight-readers in her specific voice part. She will be participating in rehearsals and a performance at the Florida Music Education Association Conference in Tampa in January 2018.

Congratulations on your hard work Rachel and Christine!

Coral Ridge Children’s Choir Opportunities

logoJoin us Thursday afternoons for two new musical opportunities for children. These after-school choir programs will teach your child essential singing and music literacy skills while experiencing the joy of making music. Singing is a powerful tool for bringing people together, and by fostering a spirit of teamwork and camaraderie, your child will gain confidence in their musical abilities as they build long-lasting friendships.

We have two grade-level choirs:

The Chapel Choir is for those in kindergarten through third grade. This program will lay the foundation of music reading and vocal production while introducing children to a variety of musical styles. Chapel Choir will sing in worship once every eight weeks and will participate in the Christmas at Coral Ridge Concert on Friday, December 15.

Chapel Choir:
Time: 3:30 p.m to 4:15 p.m.
Location: CRPC Choir Room
Director: Lidia Blatz
Contact Email: blatzl@wa.edu

The Kings and Angels is for fourth through seventh grade. These young singers will be challenged as they learn to sing in two and three-part harmony. Further development of their ear training and sight-reading skills will strengthen their musicianship, allowing them to perform more advanced music. Kings and Angels will sing in worship once every six weeks and will participate in the Christmas at Coral Ridge Concert on Friday, December 15.

Kings & Angels:
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: First Floor Meeting Room (adjacent to choir room)
Director: Matt McMurrin
Contact Email: mmcmurrin@crpc.org
Contact Number: 954.334.5101

For any additional questions, please reach out to the appropriate director, as listed above. We look forward to making music with your children!