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Steps away from the silence of carrels and group study rooms in the library, a symphony of sounds waits to be discovered.
Student musicians, members of Deerfield’s chorus and orchestra, combined forces with ten faculty members to perform a major choral work inspired by the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead.
Now that the faculty band has increased its presence on campus by performing more often during school meetings, students have discovered their teachers’ talent outside the classroom.
This past November, Akshaya Avril-Tucker was accepted to Bard Conservatory of Music, one of the most prestigious music schools in the country.
What separates chamber music from, say, orchestral music?
Eliza Moore ’97 led the school in a rousing spiritual song at a recent school meeting in one of many exercises she conducted as spiritual artist in resident this January.
“In my time here, I hope to make choral singing available to every student in Deerfield that is interested in it,” states Mr. Roihl, the new director of the music department.
This Friday, Parents’ Weekend, the Deerfield community will gather in the large auditorium to experience the world of the performing arts.
As I entered the dimly lit clubroom with Amanda Bennett ’10 at my side, I could see that Shira E. had already begun the opening act…
Chamber includes the hidden and perhaps under-appreciated prodigies of our community. With the recent creation of an orchestra, and a series of orchestra and chamber concerts this month, the Academy is enjoying an upsurge of classical music excitement.