Looking sharp

Dec. 9, 2019 | A sign of the holidays drawing near, students performed in our annual holiday concert this weekend.

On Saturday evening, our community crossed the bridge to Bishop's University to enjoy a wonderful evening of instrumental and vocal prowess. Music students and choir members from all Forms took the stage at the Centennial Theatre to perform a setlist of festive classics and modern hits. Mr. Obermeir had students perform classics including "Pachelbel's Canon" and "The Great Locomotive Chase"—the most technically challenging piece of the evening—as well as some recent chart-toppers such as Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy." He was also inspired to perform "Celtic Air and Dance," as it shares a melody and historical origin with one of our Chapel classics, "I Feel the Wind of God Today." Another addition this year was the reintroduction of the oboe, an orchestral instrument that hasn't been featured on our stages in many years. Between the band performances, Mme. Simard brought in the festive cheer with the choir performing some Christmas classics.

Stay tuned for more student perspectives on the event in the upcoming BCS Broadcast, coming to an email inbox near you on December 20.

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