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Beyond the Violin: Choate’s Unsung Musicians

Beyond the Violin: Choate’s Unsung Musicians

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Here at Choate, there are many students who go unrecognized for their skills; this ranges in every aspect of school life. It is easy to forget the individuals who have honed their art on percussive instruments, keeping time and the measure of every beat. It is easy to forget theRead More

Inside Mr. Ventre’s Office

Inside Mr. Ventre’s Office

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Mr. Phil Ventre, a music teacher and conductor of the Choate Symphony Orchestra and the Wallingford Orchestra, has inspired myriad students in his 47 years at Choate. His office, tucked away in the basement of the Paul Mellon Arts Center (PMAC), displays nuanced details of a vibrant legacy. TheRead More

Wide-Ranging Talent at Student Music Recital

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This weekend, on Sunday, February 20, two musical student recitals were held on campus. The first was the piano, voice, and organ recital, situated in the Chapel, at 1:00 p.m. The second was the instrumental recital, taking place in the Recital Hall at the Paul Mellon Art Center at 2:30Read More

Gifted Students Heard Loud and Clear at Music Recital

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This past Sunday, several Choate musicians had the opportunity to perform in an instrumental recital at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. An hour and a half-long affair, the recital featured several string instruments, including the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as piano, flute, and a few vocalists.Read More

Illustration by Norman Peng

No Fall Concert, No Love for the Arts

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On October 14 in an article by Nicole Yao ’18, it was reported that the annual fall ense mble concert would be cancelled this year. Usually, this concert is the only opportunity in the fall term for music ensembles such as Symphony Orchestra, Festival Chorus, and Jazz Band to performRead More

Deans Explain Music Program Cancellation

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, The Choate News reported on the administration’s decision to cancel this year’s special program before Parents’ Weekend, which traditionally takes place on Tuesday evening and features performances from students in various musical ensembles. Mr. James Stanley, Dean of Students, has since elaborated on that decision, which he andRead More

The String Orchestra performing at last fall’s special program prior to Parents’ Weekend.

School Cancels Mandatory Fall Ensemble Performance

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Traditionally, Choate has held a mandatory special program featuring student music ensembles on the Tuesday night before Parent’s Weekend. On the following Friday night, the concert is then performed for the parents. This year, however, it was confirmed by Mr. Stanley that Choate will not be having the concert forRead More

Faith and Music Mingle at Compline

Faith and Music Mingle at Compline

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students and faculty alike gathered in the Chapel on Sunday, April 24 during study break to observe the Christian service of Compline. Compline is the last service of the day in the Christian liturgical hours, and this particular Compline was held by Choral Director Ms. Alysoun Kegel and Reverend AllyRead More

Photo by Andrew Garver / The Choate News

Choate Cribs: Griffin Birney ’18

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

If you ever happen to be on the third floor of Hill House, one particular room — that of Griffin Birney ’18 — may be of interest. Birney’s passion for music and revolutionary floor plan makes his room unlike any other. The highlight of Birney’s room is his sound system,Read More