Choir students sing at annual winter concert (video)

Choir students sing at annual winter concert (video)

Choir students performed at the Winter Choral Concert Saturday evening at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, with the theme, “Sing of Peace: Sing for Joy.” The concert showcased the Upper School choirs, Bel Canto, Chamber Singers, Jazz Singers, Wolverine Chorus and Combined Choir, and each sang multiple songs for the performance. “We have been learning […]

Choirs sing at College of Canyons festival

Upper school choirs performed in College of the Canyons festival on Tuesday. The Wolverine Chorus, Bel Canto and Chamber Singers were among twelve choirs who sang in the annual non-competitive festival at College of the Canyons’ Performing Arts Center in Santa Clarita. “[They] all went out and sang beautifully and learned a lot from the […]

Guerrero plans inter-choir collaboration

The middle school and upper school choirs will take part in several bonding activities this year in order to create a better sense of a choir community on both campuses. Performing arts teacher Rodger Guerrero said he wanted students at the Middle School to see where being a part of the choir program could take […]

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 […]

Choirs from both campuses convene for winter exchange

The upper and middle school choir programs performed for each other at the “Winter Sing in the Bing” on Jan. 9 in the Saperstein Theatre. They later sang together for all-women’s, all-men’s and combined choir pieces. The first “Sing in the Bing,” originally intended to be a one-time event, was in 2009. It took place […]

Chamber Singers participate in festival

Chamber Singers performed in their first public appearance this year at a festival held at the Biola University Conservatory of Music in La Mirada. “The festival at Biola was an amazing experience,” said Theodore Sokoloff ’15, who sang at the festival. “We were surrounded by so many talented choirs, and I learned a ton from […]

Students to perform in annual holiday choral concert

Choral students may dedicate the annual holiday concert, “Gloria: Rejoice & Sing” to the memory of science teacher Jim Brink, who died Nov. 12. The concert will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica Dec. 12. The men’s Wolverine Chorus, women’s Bel Canto, mixed-gender Chamber Singers and Jazz Singers will perform. The […]

Discipline problems plague spring trips

Although various school trips over spring break were plagued by similar issues with drug and alcohol use, the extent and nature of the disciplinary action has varied. Five seniors caught drinking on the Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band trip to Italy were given a one-day suspension while on the trip and had their senior […]