Last Sabbath, December 18, was a special day because the Campion Academy choirs, orchestra and handbells prepared a program where the students sang and played Christmas music from around the world. They also played in Campion Church on Sabbath morning, but the main program was in the afternoon.
The program started with orchestra playing a Spanish piece with three movements conducted by Yves Clouzet. They practiced that music for almost two months and they played well. “It was awesome! I loved it so much; I wanted to hear the last one again,” said Brizney Espino, a freshman.
The choir’s main song was a Nigerian Christmas carol which included solos, rhythm instruments, and movement. It was really African style because they used only three different drums and no other instrumental accompaniment. “I loved it because it was so culturally enriching, and it was fun to perform,” said Amira Davis, one of the choir singers and handbell ringers.
Orchestra finished the program with a long piece called Russian Christmas Music, and they were so good that the church gave them a standing ovation.
Yan Silva, International Student, Guest Contributor