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[14 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,701 views]

Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. Location: Hurlbut Theater
The Arts at St. Margaret’s is proud to present a free concert on Wednesday, March 27 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 June 21-30, 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 School of Music at …

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[5 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 4,061 views]
Tickets on Sale for Middle School Musical “Sing Down the Moon”

The Middle School musical, Sing Down the Moon, features 64 Middle School students and a full student technical crew. Take a musical journey into the Appalachian Mountains in this award-winning production that weaves six traditional tales and original music into a keepsake quilt of mountain lore and wisdom for the whole family. Sing Down the Moon will be performed in the Hurlbut Theater on March 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. It is suitable for all audiences. Click here to purchase tickets. $10 student rush tickets available 30 minutes …

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[1 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,346 views]

The winter 2013 Upper School play is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, an American classic by Tennessee Williams. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is an emotionally intense drama that sizzles with passion and greed. This drama, directed by Upper School Drama teacher Nathan T. Wheeler, will be in the Hurlbut Theater March 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and March 9 at 1 p.m. Rated PG-13. Click here to purchase tickets. $10 student rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to curtain for St. Margaret’s students.
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[14 Feb 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,440 views]
Four SMES Freshman Selected for CAIS Honor Band

California Association of Independent Schools’ Ninth Annual Honor Band Festival at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, Calif. was made up of students from St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, Harvard-Westlake School, The Buckley School, La Jolla Country Day School, Viewpoint School, The Webb Schools and The Archer School for Girls. This year, eight students from St. Margaret’s auditioned and four were asked to perform in the Honor Band Festival on Saturday, February 2, which included band, strings orchestra and chorus elements.
Freshman Ginna Byun (flute), Jordan Chun (alto saxophone), Andrew Nallathambi (percussion 1 (snare …

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[7 Feb 2013 | admin | One Comment | 1,709 views]
10th Annual Coffee House Cabaret Showcases Four Sold-Out Shows in new McGregor Theater

The 10th Annual Coffee House Cabaret, the first housed in the Performing Arts Center’s new McGregor Theater, featured four sold-out shows during the last week in January.
Event Co-Chairs Irene Martino and Sue Shin, with a team of Parent Teacher Fellowship volunteers, transformed the theater into a Parisian cabaret-style show with St. Margaret’s students’ photography adorning black backdrops, red roses and candlelight on each intimate table. This event presents a showcase of St Margaret’s finest dance, vocal, instrumental, dramatic and visual artists. While more than 100 students auditioned in order to be …

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[7 Feb 2013 | admin | 2 Comments | 1,635 views]
Expressions of the Soul – A Visual and Performing Arts Spectacular

By Diane Hawkins, Lower School Religion and Music Teacher
A first in St. Margaret’s history, and the first of its kind in Orange County, last Saturday the Performing Arts Center’s Hurlbut Theater played host to Expressions of the Soul, a visual and performing arts spectacular including classical music performances by five outstanding community choir and orchestra groups comprising 210 performers.
The debut performance of the recently formed Orchestra of St. Margaret’s, under the direction of Mr. Gene Wie, St. Margaret’s orchestra director, including student, faculty and professional musicians, began the sparkling program …

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[18 Jan 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,269 views]

Thirty-three acts with 45 talented St. Margaret’s students, plus the House Band, will perform in the McGregor Theater at the 10th Annual Coffee House Cabaret on Thursday, January 24 at 7 p.m., Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The program will be a balanced representation of both Upper and Middle School performers in the areas of vocal music, instrumental music, dance and spoken word performances. Due to the popularity of this Parent Teacher Fellowship-sponsored annual event, we have added a fourth …

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[18 Jan 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,491 views]
Expressions of the Soul: A Community Choir and Orchestra Concert

This Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now. All tickets are $18.75 and can be purchased at www.smes.org/main/arts/intro.aspx.
Featuring: St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Highlander Chorale, Tartan Chorale and Lower School Pipers Choir, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Choir, The Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley, The Orchestra of St. Margaret’s and Pianist Michael Fennelly
Visit St. Margaret’s Episcopal School’s new Performing Arts Center and enjoy the grand acoustics of the 450-seat Marcus D. Hurlbut Theater in a delightful evening of classical music performed by five outstanding community choir and orchestra groups. …

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[20 Dec 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,969 views]
The Harmony of Christmas Cheer Rings through the Halls of SMES

Starting at the end of November and continuing throughout the month of December, St. Margaret’s campus has been brightened with the spirit of the holiday season celebrated in dance and musical performances by all divisions. The Lower School presented its annual Advent and Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols. This was the 34th annual gathering of our longest-standing St. Margaret’s tradition. The Middle School and Upper School celebrated the holidays by showcasing their musical and instrumental talents, the Preschool performed the annual Christmas Pageant and students from all divisions performed …

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[1 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,293 views]
OC Cappies Program Celebrates 10-year Milestone

St. Margaret’s actively participates in the Cappies Awards through Upper School Performing Arts productions and our Upper School students serving as critics. St. Margaret’s students have won numerous critics and performance awards in the last 10 years! Click here to read an OC Register article that discussed The Cappies program that celebrates and nurtures arts education. It also features a picture of St. Margaret’s 2012 The Sound of Music production!

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