The Junior School had a great time working with Artist in Residence, Marian Rose, from June 11 to 15. Marian is a folk dance specialist who believes that dance and music are “powerful tools in creating a more connected, compassionate and joyful world”. Our girls had the chance to celebrate the end of the school year by learning a wide variety of fun and energetic folk dances from around the world.
Parents were invited to join in on the fun at the Community Dance. Students and parents got the opportunity to dance together with the wonderful accompaniment of Marian on her accordion and special guests, the YHS Fiddle Club and Olivia Budd. On Friday, the students shared the dances they had learned with each other in a final celebration performance. See the fun firsthand in this video clip.
Our senior students put on three outstanding shows for our annual year-end music concerts. The senior ensembles performed on Wednesday, April 25 and our junior ensembles had a chance to showcase on the evening of Thursday, May 24. The York House Music Department also held an intimate evening of music featuring our jazz band, and Ragazza, our senior vocal jazz group, on Monday, May 28.
The Senior Ensemble Night was a wonderful evening of music for all, but particularly special and meaningful for our Grade 12s as this was their final concert in their high school careers. They have come in for classes many early mornings over the last five years and have spent countless hours practicing. The choirs and band did an outstanding job!
Thank you to our Grade 12s for their commitment to our music program and for being leaders for our younger musicians. Special thank you to our four student Music Heads (Caitlyn, Miranda, Sarah, and Anna) for organizing such a fabulous night, along with Ms. Ninan, Mr. Gueulette, Ms. Haylett.
Watch the highlights from Senior Ensemble Night: