Like our other performing arts disciplines coping with the COVID disruption, our orchestral ensembles focused intently on fewer pieces in order to perfect them for sharing first with their instructor, and then with our community.
Director of instrumental music Robert Anderson says, “The two jazz ensembles and Bishop’s Symphony each recorded one selection that we’d been working on during the first part of the semester to perform at our spring concert, and the chamber ensembles circled back to do pieces that they performed in our Winter concert.”
For their final semester projects, each student submitted video of their performance to Mr. Anderson, who edited and mixed each separate individual recording into the final ensemble performances. He praises his students, saying, “Our talented young instrumentalists dedicated significant time and effort to get their parts just right. This was a great way for us to collaborate and ‘play together’ at a distance.” Part of the collaboration included three of our student dancers performing “alongside” the symphony.
Enjoy! If you want to watch/listen to the concert in its entirety, the performance is approximately 29 minutes long.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.