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The show must go on: virtual orchestra performance brings home the music

Instead of a Spring Concert, the SPA Orchestra recorded a virtual performance of Nessun Dorma. This photo was taken at the 2019 Pops Concert.
May 14, 2020
In light of the cancellation of their 2020 Spring Concert, Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt came up with a high-risk high-reward plan: virtual recording.

28 years of music: rise of the orchestra

Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt instructs the Honors Sinfonia.
January 15, 2019
In her time here, Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt has seen the orchestra improve and gain many more members along the way.

Performing arts students rehearse for Huss Center opening night gala

Junior Emily Schoonover sings her solo in
October 11, 2015
The Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools have joined together to put on an amazing performance in the Huss Center Oct. 10 for St. Paul Academy and Summit School donors.

Pops concert comes together just in time

Students stand for applause at the end of the Pops Concert on Dec. 7, 2013. “In general, I am very happy with all of my students this year. Everyone is working hard and is doing their very best,”  Upper School Orchestra Director Englehardt said.
December 12, 2013

The week leading into this year’s Pops Concert was marked by a distinct sense of crisis. Time limitations caused by the new class schedule, along with an ambitious array of pieces, left the musicians...

Theater plans coming to fruition

Theater plans coming to fruition
September 26, 2013

“Chaotic, cramped, complicated:” these are words that St. Paul Academy and Summit School sophomores Claire Walsh and Alice Tibbetts used to describe the current setup for drama and music rehearsals...

Musicians prepare for Pops Concert

November 27, 2012

Determination, focus, the Eye of the Tiger. These are the attributes that Upper School musicians need in preparation for the annual POPS concert. On Dec. 1, over 200 US students will gather at O’Shaughnessy...

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