Fall Fanfare of Music

The Blue Gym is almost too small for the growing fall music concert last night.  Middle and Upper Schools (and sixth graders too) performed various numbers, from handbells to the band to strings to vocal ensembles to the jazz band.  What a joy to see Trinity students offer their practiced best.  Veteran students shone, as did some newer talent, who have graced Trinity with their musical gifts.  

I was pleased to see so many parents and grandparents and special friends at the event.  The bleachers were really packed, and the students filled the place with beautiful music.

Special thanks and praise to Janet Ray and Kaity Woodrum.  And to accompanists Susan Mullins and Bob Mutter.  Cindy Metzger did the program, and Sophie Smith coordinated the whole event.  

Grace Eberts, Asheton Ayotte, and Isa DeGuzman lead Medieval Gloria, sung by the Sixth Grade

Sixth grade sang Byrd's Non Nobis, the Gloria, and two pieces from The Hot Marimba

Seventh Graders perform Tinkling, an indigenous dance of the Philippines

Richly embellished Mbira, a Bantu jam

The Middle School Resource Chorus sang The Road Not Taken,  Now Is the Month of Maying, Plenty Good Room, and I Want You Back/ABC--a rich variety of periods, styles, and genres

Abigail Lloyd silenced the house with Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again 

Trinity Freshman Jane Parris amazed us all with her excellent performance of a Vivaldi Concerto, along with Trinity Strings Instructor Carrie Engsberg, along with accompanist Susan Mullins 

Under the direction of Katie Woodrum, the Upper School Jazz Ensemble swayed the house with Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and Victor Lopez pieces.  In the center is senior Luke Farley on the trumpet.  Senior Carr Bonner keeps everyone in line in the back (left of Luke) on the drums.

Ashley Low in the trombone 

Dowdy Sarvis on the sax (Wasn't he just playing the electric guitar?)

The Upper School Vocal Ensemble sang a variety of numbers, from It's a Grand Night for Singing, to Lullaby of Birdland, to Sh-Boom, to Sabbath Prayer,  and Do You Hear the People Sing?

Two Upper School Ringers, Dr. Utz and Mr. Gould, carried the baseline with John Eveleigh and the ladies.  Senior Emily Sarratt led with a solo.

Rachel Hand, Milan Moshay, and Elise Pinhiero singing and dancing.

The Upper School Vocal Ensemble's finale.  Director Janet Ray, accompanist Susan Mullins, and drummer Bob Mutter had a grand time.  Senior Catherine Chestnutt is in the center.  Senior John Eveleigh (easily spotted in this crowd) is just behind her.


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