This week, one of the Middle School exploratory classes visited the Luther Court Society care facility, where they performed music for a very appreciative audience. This was the students’ third visit with the 60 residents, but the first time they brought their musical instruments.
Student Sasha Ren began the afternoon with a piano piece, which was followed up by Richard Cunningham, who sang “To the Moon” and “An Den Mond,” a German composition by Schubert. Celine Doehring and Ellen Law also shared their vocal talents with the group, as they performed “Wish You Were Here,” a duet from the Middle School musical The King of Elfland’s Daughter.
On the strings side, Jason Chiu played “Canon in D” on the violin, while Leonard Liao-Briere tackled “Barcelona,” which incorporated some fiddling skills, much to the delight of the crowd. Silverwing performer Athena Kerins and Isabel Williams brought the first movement of Boyce Symphony #4 to life on the cello and violin.
Accompanied by Leonard, Sarah Fellows sang “Amazing Grace” and was joined by a few audience members and the performance ended with a sing-a-long featuring songs from The Sound of Music, including “Edelweiss” and “My Favorite Things.”
In their previous visits to Luther Court, the students worked on arts and crafts with the seniors, and when they returned this week, the students presented the seniors with the paintings they had done together. Though this was the final visit for the exploratory class, some of the students plan on returning on their own to see the seniors they spent time with during this experience.