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The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

Band and orchestra combine in first ever symphony

Band and orchestra combine in first ever symphony

Natasha Janssens, Staff Writer May 19, 2021
Back when all students were learning remotely, Band Director Nicholas Thomas and Orchestra Director Penny Meitz first talked about holding a combined band and orchestra group.
The annual Candlelight service includes a procession of choirs, seasonal hymns, spiritual readings and performances by the St. John’s choirs and orchestras.Though the pandemic prevented an audience from attending both the fall concert and Candlelight this year, students and teachers created virtual programs in lieu of in-person services.

Candlelight video replaces annual in-person service

Afraaz Malick, Annie Jones, and Mia Hong December 15, 2020
The annual Candlelight service includes a procession of choirs, seasonal hymns, spiritual readings and performances by the St. John’s choirs and orchestras. Though the pandemic prevented an audience from attending both the fall concert and Candlelight this year, students and teachers created virtual programs in lieu of in-person services.
My Choral Coach allows directors to share sheet music and sound files with choir students.

Performing ensembles adapt to Low Density Campus Plan with virtual music platforms

Lydia Gafford and Chloe Zhao September 23, 2020
As students return back to school under the Low Density Campus Plan, performing ensemble directors are continuing their use of online music programs to accommodate the new schedule.
Katina Christensen became the only person in St. John’s history to be admitted into TPSMEA Choral All State for all four years of Upper School on Nov. 9. 

Upper School ensembles perform in annual Choral-Orchestral Festival

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

Choirs, orchestras perform at annual Choral-Orchestral Festival

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.

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.
Artists paint their own textiles.

ISAS: The arts festival experience

Iris Chen and Max Westmark April 20, 2016
Fine Arts groups showcased their skills and attended workshops at ISAS arts festival in San Antonio. Photo and video included.
ISAS Spotlight: Albuquerque Academy Violinists

ISAS Spotlight: Albuquerque Academy Violinists

Amy Liu, Staff Writer April 7, 2014
Junior Katja Vassilev and freshman Molly McCarthy from Albuquerque Academy, New Mexico, have a friendship as tight as their violin strings. Includes a video preview of their performance.
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