27th Annual Celebration of the Arts
Each year Edmonton Catholic Schools showcases and celebrates Fine Arts Education and the gifts and talents of its students and staff through the annual Celebration of the Arts Concert. This year we are proud to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Celebration of the Arts. Our educators strive to encourage and support students by providing them with experiences in creating, performing and responding. This year's celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 4th at the Jubilee Auditorium. Approximately 800 students will celebrate their artistic achievements at the concert, in music, visual art, drama and dance. The year's program will include:
- A performance by students from the Genesis Early Learning Program
- Two jazz bands
- Performances by the Senior All City Band
- Modern and traditional songs
- Variety of dance genres
- Junior High Musical Theatre
- Drama performance
- Spoken word poetry performance
- A visual art showcase
- A Ukrainian cultural performance
- A First Nations dance and drumming presentation
- Performance by the newly formed ECSD All-City High School Choir
- A 20 minute "Art Walk" to explore the visual arts show case in the lobby
- A finale involving choral, instrumentalists and dance
In the words of Superintendent Joan Carr:
I am delighted to invite you to the 27th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Edmonton Catholic Schools!
Our theme this year is Life of Grace…Journey of Love. Grace can be defined in many ways. It is elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action at its most basic level. On a theological level, "grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God… partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life. Grace is a participation in the life of God." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1996-1997).
We will experience a glimpse of the beauty that comes to fruition as our students, with great love, explore and express their God-given gifts and talents through arts education as they participate in the life of God.
We wish to sincerely thank our sponsors whose generous contributions help to make this concert happen. If you wish to become a sponsor please contact Peta Hamdon at (780) 441-6083.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Pre-program begins at 6:00 p.m.
Program begins at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP by April 15th to Danielle at 780 989-3048 or firstname.lastname@example.org