Celebration of Community

Thank you to all the families who joined YHS staff and students for our annual Celebration of Community at the Chan Centre on Wednesday, December 11. Each year, we begin the holiday season with this festive event, which invites our community to share in the gifts and talents of our students.

The afternoon featured performances from Grades 1-12, including renditions of “What a Wonderful World” (Grades 1 & 3), “Clair de Lune” (Joyce, Gr. 9), “One” (Ragazza), “Waiting on the World to Change” (Chorista), “River” (Alisa, Kira, and Skye), and “One Voice”, for the finale. Interspersed throughout the afternoon of performances were sing-along carols and readings. 

Thank you to the very hard work and dedication of our wonderful music teachers Dawn Haylett, Benila Ninan, and Ellie Jung. This event was a manifestation of the great love and passion they have for our students, for music, and for our school. 

A very big note of gratitude also goes out to all faculty, staff, and volunteers who extended their support in so many ways with rehearsals, logistics, communication, back-stage prep, decorations, set up, and all the last-minute details that are too many to name.

A special thanks to Leith Wheeler Investments, our sponsor of this event for over 20 years. We truly appreciate their commitment to York House as well as the broader community. Donations from those who attended the concert went to the Quest Outreach Society.

The impressive venue, carol singing, and festive atmosphere continue to make for a wonderful holiday tradition. This was truly a celebration of community. We have so much to be grateful for….each other. Thank you, everyone, for making this year’s Celebration of Community so amazing!