BL’s music ensembles had the chance to show off their talents in front of peers and faculty at the all-school concert on Tuesday morning. The annual showcase, which Mr. Post pointed out was "The last time we'll get together as a full community before winter break," featured a wide array of mostly holiday-themed pieces.
The combined Full School chorus raised the curtain with a spirited gospel Christmas song, “Tiny Little Baby Born in a Manger,” followed by a traditional Hanukkah song.
Upper School Jazz Workshop, composed of freshmen and sophomores, changed things up with a rendition of Jackson Five’s classic hit, “I’ll Be There for You,” featuring a smooth saxophone solo by Thomas Bogusky ‘21.
The Lower School chorus continued with a rendition of a holiday-time classic, “Walking in a Winter Wonderland,” followed by a rendition of an old spiritual, “Gonna Ride up in the Chariot,” by the Upper School Chorus. The Upper School Jazz Band provided some new takes on old standards: a medley of jazzed up Hanukkah songs and an energetic rendition of “Deck the Halls.”
On behalf of the Full School Chorus, Carlos Davis ’19 dedicated the program’s final song to Mattheu Thomas ’19, his classmate who is currently battling osteosarcoma. Fittingly, the song was an inspirational favorite, “What a Wonderful World.”
As has become custom, Mr. Post invited Division Heads, Upper School class leaders, and selected faculty-son duos, to help lead the entire community in "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" and "Jingle Bells." As exam season approaches, this festive hour of music provided a much-needed break in the action for students and faculty alike.