By Abby Whelan
The weather is starting to get chilly, and now that it is December, people are eager to begin listening to holiday music. Lucky for everyone at Winsor, some of the best and most celebratory holiday music can be found at Winsor’s Annual Winter Concert!
The Annual Winter Concert is a collection of Lower and Upper School performances.
Held on December 11 this year, these performances celebrate winter and the upcoming holidays. This year, there will be performances by Lower School Chorus, Lower School Descants, Illumina, Senior Small, Chamber Players, Percussion Ensemble, Lower School Orchestra, and an Intergenerational Choir.
Ms. Brady-Lopez, the head of the Performing Arts Department, comments that the main reason why the Winter Concert is different from other performances is that they “use an intergenerational choir and orchestra, it can be faculty, parents or also alumni.” Ms. Brady-Lopez works alongside teachers to oversee the preparation for the Annual Winter Concert. She adds, “It is a lot of work, but there is some magic about the winter season, and hearing kids and seeing students pour their hearts out and share that music with the community just adds to that magic.”
The Winter Concert is also a time for students to showcase their hard work to parents, classmates, and community members. For Kate Drachman ’25, this is her first year as a member of Illumina and she is looking forward to sharing her hard work. Drachman shares that she “is so excited to perform in the Winter Concert because it is such a fun way to celebrate the holidays.”
The Winter Concert is coming up fast, and the Winsor community is excited to get a sneak peek during an upcoming assembly. Now that you have a preview of what to expect, we encourage you to come to support all the outstanding performers!