On Friday, Dec. 2, the students who studied privately in the St. Mary’s music department this semester performed in a diverse student recital to show their talents. The performances ranged from vocal to instrumental pieces and featured a wide variety of styles and instruments.
According to the Music Department’s website, the student recitals happen on the occasional Friday afternoon throughout the year. The participating students perform one or more short works or a few movements from a longer piece. All students taking private lessons are required to participate in the recitals, once a year for first-years and sophomores and once a semester for juniors and seniors.
The recital began with a trombone duet and featured several piano, vocal, and violin pieces. There was also a snare drum etude and a bassoon sonata.Some of the highlights from the performances were Prelude Op. 3 No.2 by Rachmaninoff, performed by sophomore Libby Glasgow, Stars from Les Miserables by senior Jonathan Wagner, and Concerto For Two Violins in D Minor by sophomores Glenna Wong and Sam Dodd.
“I am constantly amazed by how talented St. Mary’s students are,” said Wong. “These are people you see walking down the Path and in your classes, and it really is a pleasure to attend these recitals and watch them express themselves through music. I am impressed with the musical talent that comes from a school as small as ours.”
The recital was well-received by all in attendance, a small crowd of students and parents. “All of the performers did a wonderful job,” said freshman Hannah Felperin. “I can tell that they’ve all worked really hard and it’s paid off. I’ll definitely be going to the next one.”