St. Bernard’s Spring Concert and Art Show

As buds blossom and winter coats are cast aside, St. Bernard’s celebrates the beginning of spring with the annual Spring Concert and Art Show in early May.  This year St. Bernard’s singers, musicians, and artists ushered in the season beautifully with musical performances and art, and their families, friends, and teachers were pleased to join in the festivities.

The evening began with an early viewing of the Art Show, which included a piece of artwork created by each St. Bernard’s student.  All 377 artworks were displayed in a pop-up gallery in the medium gym.  Families with younger children particularly enjoyed this special early time to view the art.

Upstairs in the big gym, St. Bernard’s Singers and Glee Club started off the Spring Concert with a beautiful song, which was followed by warm greetings from our Parents Association President, Mika B.  The Recorder Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and String Orchestra performed pieces by Mozart, Schubert, and Freddie Mercury to name a few.  St. Bernard’s Accompanied Minors sang a heartfelt rendition of That Lonesome Road by James Taylor, and several eighth grade singers spoke about their beloved music teachers, Mrs. Fertel and Mr. Risinger.  Following tradition, the concert concluded with a performance of Jerusalem, and all Old Boys who were in attendance were invited on stage to join the singers.  Together they finished the concert with a medley of school songs, ending with The Old Boys Song.

After the concert, everyone made their way downstairs to enjoy the reception in the small gym and the Art Show in the medium gym.  Boys enjoyed showing their families and friends their artwork which was installed beautifully by their art teachers and parent volunteers.  Artwork included drawings, sculpture, and paintings.  On the Tuesday after the Spring Concert and Art Show, boys had the chance to visit the Art Show again with their classes.  First grade boys and second grade boys especially enjoyed visiting the show with their buddies in seventh and eighth grades.

We extend congratulations to all of the boys who performed and exhibited artwork.  Their musical and artistic expressions deserve much celebration.