On February 2, singer Henry Patton ’21 made his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the High School Honors Concert Choir, following a nomination by CA choral director Tai Oney and a recorded audition. The tenor was then chosen as the concert’s male soloist by live audition after rehearsals began in January. The choir performed five contemporary choral pieces under the direction of Jeffery Redding, a Grammy award-winning educator of the year from Florida.
“My experience was thrilling,” says Henry, a member of Concord Academy’s chorus and CA Singers who also performs in Boston with the Handel and Haydn Society Chamber Choir. He was excited to have been accepted from an international pool of singers to join the choir at Carnegie Hall, but he says he was “stunned and humbled” to be selected as the principal, and only, male soloist for the concert.
“I learned a huge amount from Dr. Redding about singing with intelligence, engagement, and passion,” Henry says. “None of it would have been possible without the guidance, support, and kindness of Tai Oney.”
Documentarian Ken Dornstein P’23 Shares His Search for the Truth in 2022 Centennial Davidson Lecture
It’s difficult to imagine a talk more in the spirit of Concord Academy than the 2022 Centennial Davidson Lecture by Ken Dornstein P’23. The endowed lectureship invites eminent speakers to campus to share their unique backgrounds and expertise, and on November 18 the documentary filmmaker and author did that with dramatic flair and expansive heart.
On November 11 and 12, the Concord Academy Dance Project presented Dark Before Dawn, directed and choreographed by dance program co-directors Rika Okamoto and Alexander Brady. The contemporary dance presentation powerfully explored movement, music, and self-expression.
Go behind the scenes of the action-packed fall mainstage play She Kills Monsters in a special interview with Director Shelley Bolman. The high-energy show was thrilling, heartfelt, and at times hilarious, incorporating puppetry and swordplay in an immersive experience that blurred the line between fantasy and reality.