The Rubicon

Klus reflects on the growth of the choir

Klus directs the Summit Singers.

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

November 14, 2018

In her 30 years as director of the choir, US music teacher Anne Klus has seen the choir expand and grow.

Choir prepares for Commencement performance at the Ordway

Academy Chorale performs at the 2016 Commencement on the front lawn of SPA.

Izzy Brooks, RubicOnline Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

The Academy Chorale will continue the traditional commencement performance in a new space.

Summit Centennial celebrates 100 year anniversary

Senior Maya Shrestha sings in the Summit Centennial celebration on September 10th.

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor

September 12, 2017

The summit singers performed at the Summit School Centennial Celebration on Sept. 10.

SPA Choir brings crowd to feet at Carnegie Hall

The SPA Choir and members of Community Chorale prepare to perform at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 18.

Emily Thissen, RubicOnline Editor

February 21, 2017

The SPA Choir and members of the Community Chorale performed at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 18.

Performing arts students rehearse for Huss Center opening night gala

Junior Emily Schoonover sings her solo in

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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.

Time Warp featured as Pops Concert finale

The Pops Concert performers will do the

Catherine Braman, Online Editor-In-Chief

December 4, 2014

“Let's do the Time Warp again. Let's do the Time Warp again.” “Time Warp,” a song featured in the 1975 rock movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is familiar to many students at Saint Paul Academy and Summit School.  In fact, on Dec. 6 the song will be featured as the grand finale of the annual...

New student group A cappella singing strong

Junior Anna Biggs plays the piano as students practice singing during their first practice; “They’re really doing it themselves,” student group advisor Anne Klus said while watching the group practice.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor

October 10, 2014

Every Thursday a committed group of students stand around a piano and sing.  Started by juniors Anna Biggs and Nissa Rolf, the group is called A cappella.  "I'm there to support them, but they're really doing it themselves," Upper School choir director and the group's advisor, Anne Klus said.  The gr...

Summit Singers reaches record size

THE LARGEST SUMMIT SINGERS in St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s history gathers before school to practice. “The more the merrier! It’s fun to see all the new faces and the number of people we have will create such a full sound,” senior Sonja Mischke said.

Nina Zietlow, Feature Editor

September 30, 2014

When the Summit Singers file into class before school, a buzz of chatter fills the space as students take their places in the choir room. They have been meeting like this for years, but this fall something is different. There is a bit of a scramble to find enough chairs; the room feels a little more...

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.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinion Editor

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 and their directors “scrambling for solutions,” in the words of Upper School Orchestra Director...

Pops Concert Preview: Summit Singers and Academy Chorale pull music from movies, TV, and recent hits

Senior Women practice

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

December 6, 2013

“At first [solos] can be intimidating, especially if you have stage fright like I do, but all in all it's really fun to be able to step out of the group and have your own moment,” sophomore Emilee Skadron said. In this year’s Pops concert, she will sing solo in an a capella rendition of “Bella's ...

Music Seminar offers a unique learning experience

Upper School Choral Activities teacher Anne Klus teaches the Music Seminar class. “Each student brings their own expertise and musical insight into the class,“ Klus said.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2013

Today’s lesson involves rules for conversion between major and minor scales, but in a matter of minutes, several students make it clear that they don’t understand the notes written on the whiteboard. “Excuse me, may I?” Director of Choral Activities Anne Klus asks a student watching from the...

Theater plans coming to fruition

Theater plans coming to fruition

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

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 and performances. For years, fine arts performances and rehearsals have taken place in the Lower School’s...