MEDWAY — Medway High School Principal Dr. John Murray is pleased to announce that the school held a successful winter concert and art exhibit last month.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the three in-school performance ensembles at MHS performed at the concert, including the treble chorus, mixed chorus and concert band. A total of 91 students performed.
The music department holds five concerts each year, three of which feature in-school ensembles. The winter concert is the first of the school year, with the spring concert scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 and the pops concert scheduled for Wednesday, May 13.
The winter concert featured the choruses and band performing selections from the standard choral and band repertoire, including winter-themed selections, led by choral director Kendra Nutting and concert band director Amanda Webster.
This year, treble chorus performed a selection inspired from the first verse of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Bells,” which illustrates the tinkling of silver sleigh bells; mixed chorus performed the Puerto Rican song “Abreme la Puerta,” commonly sung during the Christmas season about neighbors celebrating and singing together; and concert band performed Leroy Anderson’s winter classic “Sleigh Ride.”
“The first concert of the year is always exciting. We are introducing our ensembles to the community for the first time, and for many of our students, the winter concert is their MHS music debut,” Nutting said. “The concert was well attended and went wonderfully. Amanda and I are very thankful for all of the wonderful support we receive from the Medway community at our concerts every year.”
An art walk was also held featuring pieces from the annual MHS Winter Art Exhibit, which is aligned with the winter concert to increase turnout for both events. The show displayed a semester’s worth of work from all students in grades 9-12 who took classes in the MHS art department.
The art was displayed in the main lobby of the high school for the exhibit and for about a week after the show.
Roughly 200 pieces of art were displayed, about two pieces per student. They included drawings, paintings, collages, prints, pottery and photographs.
The main lobby of the school will continue to feature art in the display cases throughout the year.
The next art exhibit in the district will take place in the spring, to align with the pops concert on May 13.