Student musicians, singers, artists featured at ‘Celebration of the Arts’

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Student musicians, singers, artists featured at ‘Celebration of the Arts’

MADISON (Wednesday, April 27, 2022) – St. Joseph Catholic School will showcase student work in the performing and visual arts on Sunday, May 1, at the annual “Celebration of the Arts” spring concert and art show.

Student musicians and singers will perform in the Fine Arts theater beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday. Meanwhile, student-produced pottery, paintings and pencil-and-ink drawings will be on display throughout the Fine Arts building.

“This is a great way to highlight the outstanding work our students have created all year,” said Vicki Runnels, chair of the school’s Fine Arts Department. “Our student musicians, singers and artists do amazing work, and we want people to see it all.”

The St. Joe band concert will feature a variety of music from swing classics like “Sing, Sing, Sing” to contemporary pop like Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and Norah Jones’ ‘Don’t Know Why.” The St. Joe choir also will perform.

Josey’s, the Fine Arts store that sells student-produced art, will open for business during the concert intermission. In addition, a selection of student art on display throughout the Fine Arts building also will be available for purchase.

Intermission will find St. Joe honoring several teachers who will leave at the end of the current school year including Terri Cooper, the longtime Middle School director, and Brothers John Brennan and Robert Droel, members of the Order of Christian Brothers.

Admission to the Celebration of the Arts is free. With a large crowd expected, guests are recommended to arrive early so they have time to browse student art and find a good seat in the theater.

St. Joseph Catholic School, located in Madison about a mile west of the Interstate 55-Mississippi 463 exit, was founded in 1870 in Jackson by the Sisters of Mercy. The school recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.

St. Joe offers a seventh- through 12th-grade education with a rigorous college prep curriculum grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church. St. Joe is accredited by Cognia and the Mid-South Association of Independent Schools; it is overseen by the Catholic Diocese of Jackson.

“I can’t think of a better way to mark the end of a great school year than by celebrating the achievements of our students and honoring our longtime faculty who are saying goodbye,” said Dr. Dena Kinsey, principal of St. Joe.

“The annual spring concert is always a lot of fun,” she said. “And the art created by our students is always amazing. The best part of it all, you will actually have a chance to purchase some of the pieces of student art.”



Here is a look at the Celebration of the Arts at St. Joseph Catholic School

THE EVENT: Celebration of the Arts, highlighting student work in music and art at St. Joseph Catholic School.

THE DATE: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2022, in the Fine Arts Building on the campus of St. Joseph Catholic School, 308 New Mannsdale Road in Madison. Click here for a map.

ADMISSION: Admission is free. Because a large crowd is expected, plan to arrive early so you can browse student art and find a good seat for the concert.

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