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[18 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,788 views]
St. Margaret’s To Be Designated All-Steinway School by President of Steinway & Sons This Friday

Special Performance by Renowned Pianist John Perry
Dear Parents, please join us for this special event on Friday, September 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Hurlbut Theater.
Mr. Ron Losby, president of Steinway & Sons, builders of the finest pianos in the world, will visit St. Margaret’s Episcopal School on Friday, September 21 to recognize St. Margaret’s and its new Performing Arts Center as an All-Steinway School at a special ceremony and performance.
According to Steinway & Sons, to earn the distinction of an All-Steinway School, an institution must demonstrate a commitment to …

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[12 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,260 views]
Tickets on Sale for Middle School Play “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

The first St. Margaret’s Middle School play of the school year is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from the story by C. S. Lewis. The cast will feature 40 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 and is directed by Upper and Middle School Drama Teacher and Director Nathan Wheeler. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be performed November 2 at 7 p.m. and November 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.smes.org/main/arts/intro.aspx.
 
 
 

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[7 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,826 views]
Performing Arts Center Comes Alive with Pacific Symphony Special Performance

Renowned Conductor Carl St.Clair Calls Hurlbut Theater “Acoustical Jewel”
Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, breathed musical life into the new St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Performing Arts Center with Mozart and Beethoven at a special appreciation opening night performance on Thursday evening in the Hurlbut Theater.
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“John Forsyte [president of Pacific Symphony] and I have wanted to create a formal relationship with Pacific Symphony and St. Margaret’s Episcopal School for many years. The inaugural performance in the new Performing Arts Center as a thank you to …

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[23 Aug 2012 | admin | One Comment | 2,050 views]

Get your tickets today for St. Margaret’s inaugural performance in the new Performing Arts Center! The Sound of Music will feature a cast of 73 students from three divisions. Directed by Director of the Arts Darcy Rice, choreographed by All-School Dance Instructor Holly Mehling, accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by All-School Strings Instructor Gene Wie, and powered by a full student technical crew led by Technical Director and Resident Designer Bryan Dauterive, this is a not-to-be-missed event. Performances will take place on September 28 and 29 and October 5 …

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[2 Aug 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,267 views]
SMES Hosts 2012 West Coast Film Festival Opening Night with Chariots of Fire

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
SMES Hosts 2012 West Coast Film Festival Opening Night with Chariots of Fire
Sunday, August 19, Performing Arts Center
Reception: 3 p.m.
Pre-movie Talk: 4:30 p.m.
Movie Start: 5 p.m.
Ticket Price: $20
Tickets are on sale now for the West Coast Film Festival, featuring the Opening Night at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in the new 45,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center with the Academy Award 1981 Best Picture Chariots of Fire.
The ticket price of $20, includes admission to the movie screening in the new 450-seat Performing Arts Center Main Theater, a pre-event reception with …

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[19 Jun 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 4,331 views]
David Weaver Wins Country’s Top Photography Award for Grade 9 Student

By Josh Friedman, Middle and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher
This year, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School visual artists garnered 36 state-level awards including, gold key, silver key and honorable mention in the National Scholastic Art Competition. There were more than 200,000 entries from public and private schools throughout the United States and Canada. St. Margaret’s National Scholastic Art Competition gold key winners advanced to jurying on the national level. Freshman David Weaver’s photo, “The Bureaucracy is Expanding to Meet The Expanding Needs of the Bureaucracy,” was awarded a national gold medal …

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[7 Jun 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,468 views]
SMES Wins Four Top CAPPIES Awards

By Michele Silverman, Production Manager for the Arts
St. Margaret’s took top awards at the 2012 CAPPIES awards ceremony honoring the best high school theater work in Orange County. Competing against 31 Orange County public and private high schools including dedicated performing arts high schools, St. Margaret’s captured Best Play for The Servant of Two Masters, Best Song in a Musical for “All About Ruprecht” from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Best Comic Actor in a Musical for Saba Saghafi in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Morgan …

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[1 Jun 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,925 views]
Upper School Arts Banquet Honors Visual and Performing Arts Students

By Michele Silverman, Production Manager for the Arts
The Parent Teacher Fellowship Arts Alliance and St. Margaret’s Arts faculty honored Upper School students involved in the visual and performing arts at an evening banquet on May 21 in the Tartan Courtyard. More than 80 percent of the Upper School student body received invitations to the event for having participated in arts classes or extra-curricular events throughout the 2011-2012 year, and nearly 350 guests enjoyed the banquet and awards presentations.
Students received awards in the visual arts, the technical arts, forensics, orchestra, band, …

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[18 May 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,602 views]
SMES Captures 16 CAPPIES Nominations, including Best Play, Best Musical and Best Critics Team

Early Thursday morning, the Orange County CAPPIES announced the 2012 nominees and commendees for the 2011-2012 theatre season. St. Margaret’s students received 16 nominations for their work on The Servant of Two Masters and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in performing, design, technical and critical categories.
Fifty-eight theatre productions performed by 32 high schools were eligible for this year’s awards. The Orange County Cappies Critic’s teams select “Critic’s Choices” in all eligible categories. Those Critics’ Choices go on the ballot for voting, which was completed on Tuesday night. The top five become nominees. …

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[18 May 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,684 views]
Students Communicate Stories through the Camera Lens

Diversity is a broad term that encompasses many facets of our culture in both obvious and subtle ways. Connecting with our immediate and surrounding communities and telling the stories of individuals in them is a powerful way of recognizing that we are not all the same, we all experience life differently and have different stories to tell. If we can acknowledge our “otherness” we can begin to develop empathy and honor the diverse nature of humanity.
With a basic understanding of diversity and its eight cultural identifiers (or The Big Eight), …

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