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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Students perform at Performing Arts Festival. To commemorate Orchestra Director Mark Hilts last concert, Hilt joined students on stage for a final piece.

Lights Up: Chamber Orchestra and Symphony perform in spring concert

Celine Wang, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

The Upper School Symphony and Chamber Orchestra performed in Rugby Auditorium as part of the Performing Arts Festival on April 25. At the end of the performance, Symphony Director Mark Hilt joined the...

Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Ted Walch taught, mentored and impacted thousands of students over his 30 year tenure at the school.

Remembering Ted Walch

Davis Marks and Fallon Dern October 3, 2022

In a crowded St. Saviour’s Chapel, President Rick Commons rings a church bell 30 times in succession. It’s lunch time, and pews full of students, faculty and staff listen to the chimes, one for each...

President Rick Commons announces the Ted Walch Scholar endowment at an event honoring Walch in August.

School honors Ted Walch with new arts scholarship

Davis Marks September 8, 2022

President Rick Commons announced the Ted Walch Scholar Endowment, named in honor of former Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch, at an event celebrating his life and career August 21. Established by Marc...

Jacob Soboroff 01 addresses the audience filled with hundreds of friends and family of Ted Walch in Taper Gym.

School hosts 800+ for celebration of Ted Walch’s career

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Community members celebrated the life and career of former Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Ted Walch at an event at the Upper School on Sunday. Walch, who...

Gisele Stigi 22 performs 7 Nation Army by the White Stripes during the annual Senior Solo Night.

Seniors perform at annual Senior Solo Night

Davis Marks June 3, 2022

Seniors from the choral program performed at the annual Senior Solo Night in Rugby Theatre on May 31. The show, hosted by Joy Ho '22, Marine Degryse '22 and Gisele Stigi '22, featured an individual performance...

Members of Chamber Singers, Bel Canto, Wolverine Chorus and Jazz Singers prepare to sing the National Anthem alongside other school choirs at Angel Stadium.

Choirs perform at Angel Stadium

Davis Marks May 8, 2022

Choral students performed at a baseball game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Friday. Members of Chamber Singers, Bel Canto, Wolverine Chorus and Jazz Singers joined other local schools' choirs to perform...

Dance students perform in an outdoor showcase during Multicultural Fair.

Dance students perform in outdoor showcase

Chloe Park and Grant Park May 7, 2022

Advanced Dance I: Choreography students performed in an immersive dance showcase in the outdoor hallway between Mudd Library and Seaver during the school's Multicultural Fair on May 5. Director of Dance...

Designers in Action

Designers in Action

Jina Jeon and Claire Conner March 23, 2022

Sitting in front of a wall covered in magazine scraps, sketches and patterns, Paisley Kandler ’22 traced over her fashion designs on Procreate, a digital illustration app. A sewing machine hummed in...

Chamber Singers member Terence Mathew 23 performs for his family and the school community.

Choirs sing in winter concert

Averie Perrin and Kriste An December 22, 2021

The Upper School Performing Arts Department hosted its 2021 Winter Choral Concert, featuring performances from Bel Canto, Wolverine Chorus, Chamber Singers and Jazz Singers, in Rugby Auditorium on Dec....

Dancers present showcase

Ella Yadegar December 22, 2021

Advanced Dance I students performed student-choreographed dance routines in the 2021 Winter Dance Showcase on Dec. 9. The first of the two performance groups opened the showcase by dancing to “Save...

Illustration by Sydney Fener

Coffeehouse Continues

Becca Berlin November 18, 2021

Prefect Council hosted the first Coffeehouse of the year Nov. 15 in Chalmers after school. Featuring student performances in music, poetry and dance, the event marks the return of on-campus Coffeehouses...

Illustration by Sydney Fener

Chorus In The Forest

Vasilia Yordanova November 18, 2021

The Upper School choir program left for an overnight retreat in the San Bernardino Mountains on Nov. 13. Chamber Singers, Bel Canto and Jazz Singers stayed at the Alpine Meadows Retreat Center. All...

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