Together in Harmony

Upper school orchestra and choir students collaboratively hosted two concerts Feb. 9 and 10 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Feldman Horn Gallery. The first concert included a variety of performances, including pieces by solo instrumentalists and chamber groups. Additionally, students participated in larger choir group pieces, Symphony and Camerata Strings. The second concert was […]

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 […]

On Another Note

On Another Note

Zanaida Robles will replace Eric Gault as the new Upper School choir conductor. Before Harvard-Westlake, Robles received awards including the University of Southern California’s Symposium Fellowship, the Young Musicians Foundation Gladys Turk scholarship and two Los Angeles Artist of the Future awards. Robles has a Doctorate of Music from California State University Northridge and California […]

Singers rehearse, bond on retreat

Students in Chamber Singers went on their annual retreat to Camp Wrightwood in the Angeles National Forest to practice and get to know each other Sept 16-17. Upper School Choral Director Eric Gault said that he saw the retreat as an opportunity for members to become more of a community by playing games and going […]

All choirs to convene for retreat

Choir students from the Middle and Upper Schools will come together to learn new music, sing for one another and meet students who also have a passion for singing on Saturday for the second-annual All-School Choir Retreat. “I thought that being associated for the first time with the upper schoolers allowed for all the choir […]

Vocalists to perform at Sherman Oaks fair

Harvard-Westlake vocal students will perform a pop cover song set at the annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair for the second year Oct. 16. Students, parents and faculty members will also run a Harvard-Westlake outreach booth at the festival. Volunteers will distribute school brochures, sign up neighbors for the community newsletter and hand out Halloween candy. […]

New choir director joins upper school performing arts

Eric Gault will direct the upper school choirs following the departure of Rodger Guerrero, who ran the choral program for the last 15 years. Gault received the position after consideration from both a board of Harvard-Westlake performing arts teachers and the students in last year’s choir classes. The search committee for the upper school choral […]

Choir students perform ‘Give My Regards to Cabaret’

Choir students perform ‘Give My Regards to Cabaret’

Choir students performed in “Give My Regards to Cabaret” Friday and Sunday. Students in Bel Canto, Chamber Singers, Wolverine Chorus and Jazz Singers performed a variety of Broadway songs in Rugby Auditorium. Students sang in combined choir groups as well as duets, trios and solos. The music selection ranged from the early 20th through 21st […]

Choral students to perform cabaret

Choral students will perform “Give My Regards to Cabaret” May 20 in the Rugby Theater. The show is a tribute to Broadway. This will be the final performance directed by choir teacher Rodger Guerrero, who will be leaving the school at the end of this year. For the Broadway theme, students will sing songs from […]

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