Feb. 20, 2019 | This morning in chapel, Valeriia and Robert graced us with a rendition of Lost Boy by Ruth B.
In celebration of Black History Month, our morning chapel services this week have been featuring music by black artists spanning musical history. This week's assemblies have featured the work of Beyoncé, John Legend, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, among others. Mme Simard, our organist and choir director, first began featuring music by black musicians in February back in 2013. "Each year is a different experience," she shared, explaining that she enjoys giving students creative freedom when performing or suggesting songs in chapel. Valeriia and Robert's moving performance this morning came after just two practice sessions. "We've wanted to perform in chapel for a while and one day during choir practice we realized we both knew Lost Boy," commented Robert. Valeriia added, "we wanted a song that was calm and beautiful and this one was perfect!"
Over the coming week, we will be welcoming Togolese percussionist Matthieu Anku and his band, followed by a jazz performance by local saxophonist Jean-Denis Dubuc.