On Thursday, April 26, the sun was shining and the temperature outside rose to a balmy 15 degrees. Some might call that the perfect spring day – a perfectly timed one, as inside SCS we were busy celebrating the season! Sights and Sounds of Spring, our celebration of the arts, put a spring in everyone’s step as our girls in Grades 1 to 12 showcased their musical, dance, and artistic talents.
Powell Hall was the site of two performances, which showcased a mix of musical genres. The Grade 7 Band and the Primary Choir kicked things off by getting toes tapping, and from there the performances on stage ranged from the Junior Choir’s catchy rendition of Toto’s 1982 classic Africa; to the flute octet playing Heidi H. ‘21’s arrangement of Viva La Vida by Coldplay; to the Grade 10s in the AMU3M music class getting closer to the audience to sing Bruno Mars’ Count on Me with ukulele accompaniment. The Chamber Orchestra, comprised of students in Grades 5 – 12 who study their string instruments privately and meet one morning a week with conductor (and past SCS parent!) Mrs. Aiello, straddled musical timelines by performing Brandenburg Concerto #3 by Bach, before smoothly segueing into Just Give Me a Reason by Pink.
Of course, this annual springtime celebration isn’t just about the music; three members of the Grade 7 – 8 Dance Club performed a beautiful lyrical dance they helped to choreograph, and the amazing art produced by students in the Junior, Middle, and Senior Schools was on display in the front foyer and second floor hallway for guests to gaze at before and after the performances in Powell Hall.
Thank you to all the students and staff who shared their artistic talents with our community. SCS, spring looks (and sounds!) good on you!