The Review

Upper School ensembles perform in annual Choral-Orchestral Festival

Katina Christensen is one of three junior girls to perform solos in the cantata.

Russell Li, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

The annual Choral-Orchestral Festival on Feb. 10 at St. John the Divine featured a variety of performances by Upper School choirs and orchestras.

Choirs, orchestras perform at annual Choral-Orchestral Festival

Directed by Penny Meitz, the choirs and orchestras performed in St. John the Divine Church.

Gabrielle Solymosy and Russell Li

February 15, 2019

With less than a month to prepare, Upper School choirs and orchestras collaborated in the annual Choral-Orchestral Festival on Feb. 4.

Candlelight service unites choir, orchestra for holiday celebration

Chamber Strings accompanied Chorale for “In Terra Pax.”

Hamzah Mir and Russell Li

January 21, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 9, hundreds of members of the St. John’s community streamed into St. John the Divine Church in order to enjoy Candlelight, an annual service marking the beginning of the holiday season.

Fall choral concert showcases songs from diverse cultures

Chorale, one of the Upper School choirs, performs at the Fall Choral Concert, which took place on Oct. 15.

Celine Huang and Ella Chen

October 25, 2018

On Oct. 15, all SJS choirs performed at the Fall Choral Concert at St. Luke's, featuring numerous songs from different cultures in foreign languages.

Fine Arts concerts show off all ensemble levels

November 8, 2017

In the middle of October, choral, orchestra and band ensembles of all levels performed musical pieces.

Special Music: “Alaska”

Special Music:

Video crew

February 16, 2017

"Special Music" recaptures original musical arrangements performed during Upper School Chapel.

Doucet sits behind the scenes, music at forefront

Accompanist Donald Doucet plays the organ in the back of St. John the Divine during Chapel. Doucet has been accompanying the school's choirs and bands since 2002.

Gabe Malek, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2015

Although his presence is felt during chapel, Donald Doucet has been the unseen accompanist of St. John's since 2002.

Popularity of fine arts creates overcrowding issues

Chorale's membership increased by 17 singers this year. Other fine arts ensembles have noticed a growth in size as well.

Irene Vazquez, Copy Editor

November 6, 2014

Increased numbers in choir, theatre and band have forced fine arts teachers to adjust.

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