Year-End Concerts Open May 22
The Performing Arts Department presents a series of concerts to showcase all that Landon’s student musicians have learned throughout the year. All performances are open to the public and will be held in the Coates Auditorium of the Mondzac Performing Arts Center.
Tuesday, May 22 – LS/MS/US Chorus Concert – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23 – MS Handbells Concert – 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 24 – US Band and Strings Concert, and Senior Night – 7:30 p.m.
At the Concert on May 22, all nine Landon choruses will perform. Lower School will sing selections of American folk music, arranged by Betty Bertaux, with whom they worked during their National Cathedral performance in March, and Philip Silvey, who taught at the University of Maryland. Middle School choristers will sing classical music from the 16th century, as well as popular music by Tim McGraw and The Beatles. Upper School will sing music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as favorites from the early days of rock and roll. All ensembles will combine to sing "Everlasting Melody," written in the gospel music tradition by Rollo Dilworth, Associate Professor of Choral Music at Temple University in Philadelphia.
At the Handbells Concert on May 23, all four MS ensembles will perform – 6th Grade Handbells, Novice Handbells, Form I Handbells, and Form II Handbells. They will perform the music that was performed at this year’s WISH (Washington Independent School Handbells) Festival. The Form II ringers will also play the music of Lady Gaga.
On May 24, the Concert will feature all pop music. Selections will include some disco, a classic made modern, a little bit of Glee, a Big Band medley and some Pirates of the Caribbean.
Earl Jackson, chair of the Performing Arts Department, invites all members of the Landon community to come out and support the Bears.