2022 Festival of Lights: A Celebration of Music, the Arts, and Community
Our first in-person Festival of Lights since 2019 was a wonderful celebration of music, the arts, and community.
In addition to musical performances, Music Teacher Molly Tucci featured a student-written play performed by JK-Grade 3, and original poems by Grade 11 students. The Grade 8 Composition class screened their own creative and whimsical TikTok Music Video Projects. Pre-show audience members were treated to an incredible display of works created in Linden’s Visual Arts and new Media Arts programs. The Land Acknowledgement was written and delivered by Grade 6 students Nora and Linda.
“It was the first live performance for many, and for others the first in a long time,” said Molly. “Everyone displayed great courage in taking the stage, and they performed so well! I’m so proud of all our students’ hard work this term.”
Principal Tara Silver paid tribute not only to everyone who made the Festival a success, but also to Linden students, families, faculty, and community for creating a school environment so full of laughter, learning, curiosity, and collegiality each and every day. “I am honoured every day by the trust you place in us,” she said.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Student MCs Seb and Noelani kept the pace brisk, the energy high, and the audience smiling and laughing throughout!
Linden’s youngest students (JK-Grade 3) blew everyone away with their confidence, stage presence, and the level of musical skills that they have acquired in a very short time.
Grade 4/5 students set the holiday mood with Frosty the Snowman and Song of the Wind.
Grade 6 delighted with an energetic performance of Oh When the Saints and Everybody.
Grade 11 students wrote their own poems inspired by Indigenous poets they studied. They bravely recited their beautiful, complex, and highly personal poetry between musical performances, adding another layer of thoughtfulness and artistry to the Festival.
7A’s We Will Rock You elicited thunderous audience participation and dialed up the energy! 7B kept the momentum going with Angel Eyes, and the full grade 7 cohort performed Carol of the Bells.
Much joy was on display during Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by The Linden Band.
Linden’s experienced musicians deftly performed Themes From “Howl’s Moving Castle” (High School Strings), Sonata Vivant (Grade 8), and Sterkel’s Duo in F by Grade 12 students Criona and Virgil.
The evening closed with the Chamber Strings Club performing Mazas’ Duet Op.70 No.1 and Schubert’s Ave Maria.