Bel Canto sings to the beat of its own drum in festival

Bel Canto, the women’s choir at the Upper School, attended the Women’s Chorus Festival on Nov. 16, hosted by Redlands High School. Performing arts teacher Zanaida Robles said the purpose of the festival was not to compete, but was to get professional feedback and to hear what music other choirs in the Los Angeles area […]

Singing Outside the Box

Singing Outside the Box

It is a typical seventh period, but the students eating lunch on the quad see an unusual sight: the members of Bel Canto cross the quad and climb the stairs to Feldman-Horn. Instead of practicing in the Chalmers choir room, the ensemble decided to shake up their routine and practice in St. Saviour’s Chapel. “I […]

Seniors put on solo show night

Seniors in Wolverine Chorus, Bel Canto, Chamber Singers and Jazz Singers performed at the annual Senior Solo Night in Saint Saviour’s Chapel on May 26. Seniors performed solos, duets and group numbers. They selected their own songs, and many sang songs that they thought best captured their time in high school.  

Upper school choirs sing popular hits

About 50 singers in the Upper School choruses performed on May 22 and 23 for their Spring Choral Concert, with the theme “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” The Wolverine Chorus, Chamber Singers and the Bel Canto choirs performed. Michelle Spears was choreographer of the concert, and Rodger Guerrero conducted. The senior singers sang “I […]

Choir groups win awards during Spring Break tour

The Wolverine Chorus, Chamber Singers, Bel Canto, and Jazz Singers won a total of seven awards, as well as one solo award for Benny Weisman ’15 at the Heritage Festival in Santa Clara during the past week. The all-male Wolverine Chorus won Gold Rank first place in Men’s Choral Division IIIA and an Adjudicator Award. […]

Choirs compete in Festival Clinic Concert

Students in Bel Canto, Chamber Singers and Wolverine Chorus competed in the Festival Clinic Concert March 24 in Rugby Auditorium. Due to lack of signups from other choirs, Harvard-Westlake was the only school to participate in the competition this year. “It was more like a choir clinic for us to receive criticism for the songs […]

SCVA Choral Festival set for March

Bel Canto, Chamber Singers and Wolverine Chorus will perform March 24 at the Southern California Vocal Association Festival in Rugby Auditorium. The choral groups will sing pieces including “Ave Maria,” “Nunc Dimittis,” “Chantez” and “Come to Me My Love.” After performing, each group will attend a 15-minute clinic with Jo-Michael Scheibe, chair of the Thornton […]

Musicians combine for Major Works Concert

The Symphony orchestra, Bel Canto, Wolverine Chorus and Chamber Singers combined to perform “Alles Was Ihr Tut” Friday night, in their biennial concert, A Concert of Major Works, at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica. The concert was conducted by performing arts teacher Mark Hilt and Rodger Guerrero and accompanist Sara Shakliyan. The program […]

Symphony Orchestra and upper school to perform joint concert

The symphony orchestra and the three upper school choirs, Bel Canto, Wolverine Chorus and Chamber Singers, will perform in the biennial concert Feb. 27. The event will take place at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica. Performing arts teachers Mark Hilt and Rodger Guerrero are in the process of picking the music that combines […]

Jazz groups, choirs to play in Europe, New York

The students in Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band as well as the Chamber Singers, Bel Canto and Wolverine Chorus are all preparing for their upcoming trips to Italy, New York City and London. The five groups will be performing in a variety of venues including clubs and cathedrals as well as touring around the […]