Performing Arts at Adda Clevenger
Students take part in various theatrical, musical and choral performances during the school year. These range from dramatic stage productions, operettas and musicals to dance shows and choral concerts. Recent performances have included Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, Annie, Once upon a Mattress, The Nutcracker, Meet Me in St. Louis, Oliver, Mamma Mia, The Mikado, Fiddler on the Roof and more.
All students of the school are members of the Adda Clevenger Youth Chorus of San Francisco under the direction of Alexis Murphy-Egri. In addition to a well-rounded musical education including music theory, vocal coaching and dramatic interpretation, it is essential that choristers also have many opportunities to perform. The repertoire consists of a wide range of genres including classical, sacred, folk, theater, and current popular music.
In recent years the Chorus has made three tours of Switzerland, Austria and Italy, including performances at the Salzburg Music Festival. Other tours have included two holiday concerts at the White House, International Children’s Choir Festival in London and Canterbury, and three concerts at Carnegie Hall, where in March 2009 we were the featured middle school chorus. In July 2010, the Chorus participated in the Somerset International Children’s Choral Festival in England’s historic Wells Cathedral and Sherborne Abbey.