Fine Arts

Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it with choc'late and a miracle or two?

TCS Drama Director Mrs. Kate Marino and TCS Music Director Mr. George Heath and TCS 1st-3rd Grade music and drama enthusiasts can.  As can The Candy Man (a.k.a. Willie Wonka), and everyone who had the opportunity to watch these talented children truly won THE Golden Ticket!

Tradition of Musical Theater Excellence Continues with "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr."!

TCS's Music and Drama Program put on FOUR spectacular shows of "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." from March 29-31!  A thoroughly talented cast of 4th-8th graders sang and danced their way into the hearts of their audiences under the direction of Mrs. Kate Marino and Mr. George Heath!   Special thanks to all the parent volunteers, especially Shannon DiNota (Choreography), MaryAnn Cahalin and Joanne O'Connor (Set Design/Stage Crew); Richie Gasparini (Set Construction); Becca Geminn and Deirdre Lawless (Choreography Assts.), Rachel Adams (Acting Coach), Tiffany Tinson and Jen Vargas (Costume Designers), Yasmeen Livingston and Jennifer Arditi (Volunteer Coordinators); Deirdre Lawless and Kara Wynne (Ticket Sales and House Management); the Student Production Staff and "The Pit Orchestra" including Liz Lim-Dutton, Deb Reiss, Phil Marino and Jason Devlin.  Special Recognition to our 8th Graders, including: Sofia Amador-Mora, Sam Dutton, Caroline Geba, Austin Lawless, Daniel Rentel, Charlie Stewart, Kyle Stewart, Will Tinson, Sepheena Willis and Sereena Willis!  TCS's Music and Drama Department certainly made a match with success!

Recorder, Guitar & Violin Classes offered this Fall with the wonderful faculty @ Concordia Conservatory!

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The Chapel School is proud to offer our well-rounded students in 2nd through 8th grades many opportunities to thrive and grow in the Fine Arts and Music.  Over 75 students are learning to play instruments in our in-house after school TCS Band Program.  Individual and Small Group Lessons for woodwinds, brass and percussion start in 3rd Grade, and then 4 full First Year, Second Year, Third Year and Advanced Bands get together weekly to rehearse for Christmas and Spring Concerts.  

The Chapel School also offers wonderful opportunities for students who use their voices as their instruments, including: Prep Choir for 2nd-3rd Graders (No Auditions), Select Choir for 4th-8th Graders and Chamber Choir for 7th-8th Graders.  Being that the Select and Chamber Choirs are often the face of TCS in the community (Annual Appearance at Shea Stadium/CitiFIELD singing the National Anthem at NY Mets Baseball Game, Wartburg Home, Reformation Celebration at Princeton University, Bronxville Rotary, et. al.), students must audition to be part of those groups.  The Chapel School Select Choir recently recorded, produced and released a professional quality 10-Year Anniversary CD.

Finally, The Chapel School has an un-paralleled Drama Program for students in 3rd-8th Grades, which is made up of Fall Drama Club (open to all budding thespians) and now a Fall Musical for Grades 1-3. And, of course, TCS's spectacular Spring Musical Productions for Grades 4-8 (Auditions Required), past performances of which have included: Annie Jr. (2012), Oklahoma Jr. (2013), Music Man Jr. (2014), Guys and Dolls Jr. (2015), Wizard of Oz Jr. (2016), Seussical the Musical (2017) and Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. (2018).

At a time when many schools have deemed Fine Arts and Music as "expendable", The Chapel School continues to view those programs as "expandable".