Winter Program Spotlights Stories of Peace and Gratitude

January 04, 2017

This year's Winter Program told stories of peace through song and dance

Collecting uplifting narratives from around the globe and across cultures, Lower School Music and Movement Teacher Amanda Hahn worked throughout the semester with students in third, fourth, and fifth grade to create the inspiring, heartfelt Winter Program. Students incorporated a variety of musical styles and choreographed dance to bring to life the African tale “Subira, Subira,” Yiddish folktale “It Could Always Be Worse,” and The Message of the Birds, a children’s book by Kate Westerlund. 

In addition to musical support from Middle Schoolers in the Black Pearl and Jade Music Ensembles, a veritable army of parent volunteers helped with costumes and logistical details. A complete list of acknowledgements can be found in the PDF of the program for the evening.

While the Herbst Theater had space enough only for performers and their families that evening, CAIS parents kindly recorded the performance and Gary Halpin produced a video of the event for the whole community to enjoy at any time.