Stoneleigh-Burnham School presents its annual Winter Solstice Concert on Thursday, December 17 in Emerson Hall from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The concert showcases a variety of performances from Stoneleigh-Burnham’s Performing Arts Department, including dance, chorus, chamber music, theater, Big Band, and Rock Band.
Advanced dancers will perform “Scenes from Peter Pan” complete with flying sequences. Using an unconventional score (music by Patty Griffin, Bat for Lashes, Simple Plan and others) the adventures of Peter Pan (Claire Lane ’16), Wendy (Mary Maso ’16), and Tinkerbell (Erin LeBlanc ’19) take them to the land of the Lost Boys and the Mermaid Lagoon, and end in a final battle with the evil Captain Hook.
The Big Band will perform two lively renditions of the holiday classics, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Rest Ye Merry Samba (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen).” In addition, the Chamber Players will be adding arrangements of “Cantique de Noel” and “Carol of the Bells.” Finally, first-year students in International Baccalaureate Music will perform an arrangement of “Silent Night” for guzheng, piano, and strings.
The Upper School Rock Bands will perform “Lost Stars” by Adam Levine, “Locked Away” by R. City ft. Adam Levine, and “Letters From the Sky” by Civil Twilight.
The Winter Play cast will introduce the murder suspects who will appear in The Mousetrap.
Upper School Chorus will sing an a cappella rendition of Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Chain,” as well as “What’s This?” from the Tim Burton classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. Middle School Select Chorus will sing arrangements of “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith. Octet will perform a lively holiday jazz medley of “Let It Snow,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Jingle Bell Rock,” as well as an a cappella arrangement of the classic song “Fever,” featuring lead soloist Harper Watson ’16.