Festival of Lights : A Wonderful Way To Close A Wonderful Term
After a warm welcome by the Grade 9 students in 13 different languages, the Grade 4-5 students recited the traditional Land Acknowledgement in English and French. Board member and alumna Gillian Gardhouse (2004) offered a glimpse of the board’s exciting work to quantify the impact of a Linden education through their alumnae survey.
Although many of our students are very new to string instruments, unfailingly they amaze us with what they are able to accomplish in a few short months. The Grade 8 experienced strings group not only performed Night Shift, a piece that included pizzicato, they also set the bar high by challenging themselves to perform it with a student leader and no conductor. For the first time ever, Linden is offering a strings class for credit at the high school level in response to student interest. Our Grade 9 string quartet deftly performed Introduction to String Quartet in G.
The wonderful, eclectic Linden Band played Drops of Jupiter, featuring solos. Linden’s Guitar Club has been bringing together faculty and students for years. Their performance of Take it Easy included harmonies and lovely guitar solos.
Grade 6 students turned in expressive, dramatic performances in their hilarious folk tale adaptations, Coyote’s New Suit and Coyote Sings to the Moon.
After performing a lively, percussive medley of holiday tunes with unbridled joy, the Grade 1-2 class was joined by the Grade 3s for an enthusiastic rendition of Quebecois folk song, La Neige Tombe.
Before the Chamber Strings Ensemble closed the concert with Concerto for Strings, First Movement, Janice applauded community members not only for the beautiful evening, but for their commitment and dedication throughout the term.
Photo credit: Thanks to Grade 10 student Sylvie for the photos.