Winter concert hits right note

‘Twas a week before Christmas and all through the school, lovely music was swelling, much louder than a mouse.

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the Cunniff School Orchestra, Band, and Chorus held their annual winter concert in the cafatorium. Many traditional songs were performed, such as “Jingle Bells” and “Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)”, as well as other songs, including, “Hot Cross Buns,” “Firoliralera,” and “Good King Wenceslas.”

All of the performers wore white shirts and black pants or skirts and most of the fourth-grade band wore Santa hats.

The first group to perform was the fourth-grade band, followed by the fifth-grade band, both directed by Art Wallace and Dan Jordan. Then came the fourth-grade strings and, after that, the fifth-grade strings, directed by Sharon Woodworth.

Last but not least was the chorus, directed by Anthony Spano, which combines fourth- and fifth-graders. The successful concert was topped off by the audience participating in “Michael Row the Boat Ashore.”

–Jan. 1, 2008–