On Saturday, October 8, Fine Arts students from our choir and theatre programs put together a production that glorified God and the talents that He has given our students.
The performances for the evening began with entertainment by our wonderful sixth-grade and middle school choirs. Students charmed audiences with performances of songs like “Good News”, “Witness!” and finally “So Good” with soloists Jack Moore and Dyllen Baptiste. As the evening continued, patrons were wowed by the Intermediate Drama Class performance of "They Promised Her the Moon" by Laurel Ollstein. The students portrayed the story of the first American woman to test for space flight, Jerrie Cobb, as she steps into an isolation tank for a record-breaking nine hours as her memories unfold before her, from learning to fly a plane as a child in Oklahoma to testifying in Congressional hearings about the under-the-radar all-female Mercury 13 space program. "They Promised Her the Moon" is a compelling drama about the challenges of sisterhood and fighting for the greater good, based on a true story. The Advanced Drama One Act Play cast will perform this same show on October 22 at The MET Church HUB.
Next, the high school chamber choir performed “Siyahamba”, a traditional Zulu Song arranged by Russell Robinson, then performed “Look Up, Child” with soloists Ashleigh Townsend, Emily Muse, Gia Granato, Jessica Atkins and Gray Layton. The night was finished as the chamber and middle school choirs joined together for a delightful rendition of “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”.
In addition to these beautiful concerts, the Fine Arts Program partnered with 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Blanketed In Grace, to do a silent auction. Blanketed In Grace is run by senior, Kiley Kreitz, who has been a member of the chamber choir and advanced drama throughout high school. Blanketed In Grace’s mission is to blanket God’s people with love, warmth and grace. The silent auction raised $1,125 to make blankets for the homeless during the winter.
The Arts at CCS are alive and thriving for Christ. The Fall Fine Arts Festival was an unforgettable evening! A special thanks to Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Mynes and Mrs. Broussard for all their love and help to make this night amazing.