Fine Arts Gives Spring Concert

Posted April 27, 2009

The Porter-Gaud Fine Arts Department gave their annual Spring Concert last week. The concert featured the Jazz Ensemble, The Handbell Choir, The Middle School Choir, The Quarter Pounders, the Chamber Singers, and the Upper School Choir. Each group focused their selections on the jazz idiom and each did a wonderful job. Artwork was displayed in the lobby as well. Congratulations to all of the students and also to Mr. Nick LaCasse, Mr. Hugh Knight, Mr. Fernando Rivas, and Mrs. Jeanne Gleaton for a wonderful evening.

Fine Arts Award Winners (Announced at the Concert)

* Exceptional Dedication and Service to the Fine Arts Department

Deryl M. Farr, Angela Mack, Adriane McAvoy, Katherine Crawford,
Claire Mistretta, Valentina Barbesta, Susan Kinard, Virginia
Scully, Ricky Hicks, Ellie Proctor,
Scott Miller, Ben Mack, Bob Reinhold, Brink Norton, Keith Blake,
Kael Martin, Sue Miller, Jeannie Gleaton, Cas Danielowski,
Paulette Headden

* Choral Officers
Rebecca "Becky" Kumar, William "Alex" Werrell

* ALL SENIORS RECEIVE A CHORUS PIN
Ross Boatwright, Shenequa Daniels, Brenna Finn, Ben Hampton, Meg
Hickey,
Becky Kumar, Phillip Miller, Keith Mistretta, Chris Paroli,
Kristine Tjia, Alex Werrell, Lauren Wright

* Four-Year Choir Award
Ross Boatwright, Shenequa Daniels, Brenna Finn, Ben Hampton, Meg
Hickey,
Becky Kumar, Phillip Miller, Kristine Tjia, Alex Werrell, Lauren
Wright

* Outstanding Female and Male Choral Vocalist
Ross Boatwright, Brenna Finn

* Outstanding Female and Male Choral Vocalist
George Slotin, Kelly Danielowski

* Studio Art II Award
Clare Wolf, David C. Wright


* Studio Art III Award
Kendall Headden, Andrew Snedecker, Emma D. Haley
* Senior Art Award
Stephanie Woo

* Music Technology Award with Excellence in Production Techniques
'08-'09
Dirk Gadsden, Zach Arnold

* Most Distinguished Musician in Jazz Ensemble '08-'09
Anne Cai
* Bronze Bell Award '08-'09
Hugh Lane

* Fine Arts Department Excellence in Stage Crew '08-'09
Sean Lynch, Sam-Neill Furr, Bryant Edwards

* Outstanding Dramatic Performance 2008 US Fall Play "A Christmas
Carol"
Alex Werrell, Kristine Tjia

* Excellence in Supporting Role 2008 US Fall Play "A Christmas
Carol"
Brantley Frasier, Evan Reinhold

* Excellence as Student Director 2009 US Musical "Les Miserables"
Kristine Tjia

* Excellence in Stage Production 2009 US Musical "Les Miserables"
Woodward1, Ninja1, Catwoman

* Outstanding Vocal Performance 2009 US Musical "Les Miserables"
Ross Boatwright, George Slotin, Kelly Danielowski

* Outstanding Vocal/Dramatic Performance 2009 US Musical "Les
Miserables"
Charlotte Infinger

* Excellence in Supporting Role 2009 US Musical "Les Miserables"
Hannah Kinard, Elyse McAvoy, Brantley Fraser, Brenna Finn

* Acting, Singing, and Comedy Award 2009 "Les Miserables"
Hunter Durham, Anna Mack

* Future Star of Tomorrow Award 2009
David Lynch

* Director of Fine Arts Award "Commitment to Excellence" (SENIOR)

Megan Hickey