The ECS Spring Music Concert and Art Show was held on Tuesday, May 17 at Bethel Presbyterian Church. This special Fine Arts event featured the ECS Concert Choir and Guitar Ensemble, followed by an Art Show in the fellowship hall, featuring original creations by ECS art students.
The Concert Choir sang a song in Latin by Antonio Vivaldi, a French Canadian folk song, a moving piece with words by Emily Dickinson, the finale from the musical Hamilton, and an African-American gospel song.
In their portion of the program, the Guitar Ensemble performed some familiar songs, such as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho,” and “Be Thou My Vision,” and finished with a song in five parts in the style of blues.
Both the Concert Choir and Guitar Ensemble ended the program performing the lively song “Sahayta” together, along with students Robby Spicer on piano and Clara Bloom on conga drums. With the audience encouraged to participate in this call-and-response song, we had a great time singing words together from 10 languages around the theme of unity in Christ.
This year’s art show included art history from the first semester: Greek pots, Greek coins, Roman atmospheric perspective paintings, and the bas relief clay slabs. The second semester work included black and white tonal drawings, charcoal tonal drawings, one-color tonal drawings and using colors to create tones in an all-color pencil drawing. These were in preparation for the animal portrait acrylic paintings and the landscape acrylic painting.