When opera-tunity knocks

Nov. 5, 2018 | Chapel attendants were serenaded by a trio of pianists this morning—on a single piano!
Organist and Choir Director Mme Simard is always looking to involve students in our tri-weekly chapel assemblies. When our music teacher, Mr. Obermeir, volunteered to coordinate a piano performance, Mme Simard immediately set a date in the not-so-distant future. Not one to back down from a challenge, Mr. Obermeir called on two of BCS' best pianists and, with less than two hours of practice, they performed in chapel this morning. Jocelyne and Alan, both Form VII students, joined Mr. Obermeir in performing a medley of the work of French composer Georges Bizet from the classical opera, Carmen. The trio put all 30 of their fingers to use on a single piano to perform the incredibly complex composition, each taking turns flipping the pages of their collective sheet music. “I’ve seen seven pianists on one piano before,” said Mr. Obermeir when asked whether he had plans for a single-piano quartet. “I’m sure we could add one more."
Congratulations on the impressive performance!

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.