Maureen Desmond photo/SJHS
Arts Programme Thriving at Saint John High
by Ms. Lutz - Tuesday, April 10, 2012
In recent weeks Saint John High has had a number of successful artistic ventures including its IB Art Show Opening, its IB Music Recital and, of course, the performance of its annual school musical Miss Saigon.
The ultimate goal of many artists is to share their work with the public. For the students of Saint John High’s IB Art 121 class, that goal became a reality on Friday, March 16 when they opened their very own art show at the Saint John Arts Centre. The exhibit, running until May 5, showcases the diverse mediums and themes the students have explored this year and is a major component of their IB mark. If you missed the opening, there is still time to take in this wonderful show at the SJAC.
The Arts Centre also played host to another class’s artistic showing. On Tuesday, March 27 it was the IB Music 121 students’ turn to shine as they performed for a live audience. Selections ranged from classical guitar/piano/voice to original compositions and contemporary artists such as Bon Iver and Rush. The performances were recorded as part of the students’ IB mark. The audience was impressed with the many talents of the students as well as with their grace under pressure.
Most recently, the school enjoyed a successful run of the musical Miss Saigon from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, March 31. It garnered rave reviews and once again the talent of the actors, musicians, tech and stage crews and all of the behind-the-scenes production teams was admired by all.