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[10 Jul 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 6,078 views]
St. Margaret’s Inaugural Summer Piano Festival Draws Musicians from Around the World

Fifty students from around the world, and as far away as China, came to San Juan Capistrano and St. Margaret’s to participate in the inaugural Southern California Music Institute Piano Festival held June 21-30 in the new Performing Arts Center.
The Festival accommodated students at every level by offering two sessions: the Academy and the Camp. This year’s Academy session involved 30 students, including six boarding students who came to San Juan Capistrano from China, Mexico, San Francisco, Ohio and New York and was tailored towards students interested in advanced piano …

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[28 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,297 views]
“The Sound of Music” Wins Top Honors at M.A.C.Y. Awards Ceremony

At Saturday’s 43rd Annual Childress M.A.C.Y. Awards Ceremony, St. Margaret’s students received praise and honors for our musical, The Sound of Music. We brought home a trophy for a highest honor for the work of the Nun Chorus Ensemble, and we had many cast members recognized as well.
Junior Tiffany Choe (Mother Abbess) and sophomore Morgan Higgins (Maria Rainer) received trophies for Outstanding Achievement.
Special Recognition certificates and medals went to sophomore Annika Krafcik (Sister Sophia), sophomore Olivia Keane (Sister Berthe), sophomore Liam McGregor (Rolf), senior Melisa Osborne (Elsa Schrader) and senior …

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[2 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,950 views]
Final Day to RSVP is May 17: Parent Celebration Honoring Marcus Hurlbut

Dear Parents:
Please join the Board of Trustees for a Parent Farewell Celebration honoring Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut and his decade of leadership and service. Please note: this is an adult-only event.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
6 p.m.
St. Margaret’s Performing Arts Center
Cocktail reception, dinner, and program in the Hurlbut Theater
Dressy casual attire
The favor of a reply is requested on or before Friday, May 17
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In lieu of gifts please consider supporting the Marcus D. Hurlbut Endowed Scholarship Fund
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[2 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 7,792 views]

Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m. Location: Hurlbut Theater
The Arts at St. Margaret’s is proud to present a free concert on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. featuring faculty and guest artists that will introduce to the community two new instrumental music programs taking place on campus this summer.
The Southern California Music Institute takes place from June 21 through 30, 2013, and is led by Artistic Director John Perry, Professor of Music at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Professor Emeritus of the Thornton …

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[2 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,161 views]

Tuesday, May 7, 5:30 p.m. Location: Hurlbut Theater
The final showing in our Classic Film Series is Gone with the Wind! This literary-based love story set in 1936 travels through the American south during the Civil War and reconstruction. Experience the thematic journeys of love, loyalties and cultural changes during a turbulent era in American history. This movie based on Margaret Mitchell’s timeless novel, is directed by Victor Fleming, and stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Running time is 238 minutes. There is an intermission. Rated G. General admission tickets are …

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[26 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,117 views]
Spring Concerts Fill the Performing Arts Center with Music

By Michele Silverman, Production Manager for the Arts
The final Tartan Jam, in the McGregor Theater on April 10, featured the incredible talent of St. Margaret’s staff and students with guest appearances by Academic Dean Jeneen Graham, Upper School Assistant Principal Ryan Dahlem, Drama teacher Nate Wheeler, Choir Director Stacey Miles, Headmaster Marcus Hurlbut, English teacher Todd Clarke and so many more.
Last Monday night was the Spring 2013 Band Concert directed by Chris Carbajal, including Middle School Big Band (18 performers), the Jazz Combo (14 performers), Beginning Band 4 (33 performers), …

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[24 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,195 views]
Don’t Delay! Get your Tickets for Next Week’s Lower School Musical “A Year with Frog and Toad”

The 2013 Lower School musical production for grades 1-3 is A Year with Frog and Toad based on the books by Arnold Lobel. Enjoy a musical story that follows Frog and Toad and friends throughout a year.
To purchase tickets, click here. Find the Year with Frog and Toad ticket button on the right side of the webpage.
Red Cast shows are May 1 at 4:30 p.m., May 2 at 7 p.m., May 4 at 11 a.m.
Blue Cast shows are May 1 at 7 p.m., May 3 at 4:30 p.m., May 4 …

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[11 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 5,737 views]
PTF Parent Up Speaker and Author of “The Zone” Dr. Barry Sears to Discuss “Retake Your Family’s Health Through Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition”

Friday, April 19, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Hurlbut Theater
Open to the Public
The 2012-2013 St. Margaret’s Parent Teacher Fellowship Parent-Up Speakers Series presents Dr. Barry Sears, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Zone” and creator of the Zone Diet, and a leading authority on the dietary control of hormonal and inflammatory responses. Dr. Sears most recent work focuses on the very serious health risks of silent inflammation caused by “Toxic Fat” in our diets and as a result, in our bodies.
Dr. Sears will visit St. Margaret’s to talk with …

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[4 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 4,705 views]
OC Register Spotlights SMES Performing Arts Center for Ushering in a New Era of Arts Excellence

The Orange County Register published an article this week showcasing the many attributes of St. Margaret’s Performing Arts Center.
According the reporter, “Students at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School have long been accustomed to excellence. But a new multimillion dollar performing arts center puts them on a level unaccustomed at even some of the most prestigious college-level theater programs in the country.”
Additionally, “…the opening of the performing arts center ushered in a new era of arts excellence at the school and has quickly become a focal point of campus energy,” said the …

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[14 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 6,403 views]
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Receives Glowing Reviews from OC Register

The Orange County Register has published two glowing reviews of last week’s Upper School play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
One review states, “St. Margaret’s presents the gripping drama in a mature fashion, by skillfully acting the difficult material. The actors admirably depict the gloomy play, along with the technical elements allowing the show to come to life. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an excellent show. Click here to read the entire review.
The other review raves, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof performed at St. Margaret’s is beautifully …

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