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The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Fine & Performing Arts Double Header! October 25

The new Business of Art Thru Gallery Management class has decided to focus its first show around the topic of “abandoned, lost & forgotten.” They hope to draw peer interest from the season, with the reception a week prior to Halloween. They researched and contacted artists to lend their work, and will host the reception on Oct 25th from 5:30-7pm.

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It’s a Fine & Performing Arts double-header! After visiting the “Abandoned, Lost & Forgotten” exhibit, walk on down to the ARHS auditorium for the Fall Chorus Concert!

The Fall Choral Concert is on October 25 at 7:30 pm, in the ARHS auditorium.  The curricular students will present World music from South Africa, Japan, Spain, Eastern Europe and Nigeria.  There will be American folk songs and spirituals as well as madrigals from England.  There will be percussion ensembles, a student accompanist and vocal soloist from grades 9-12.  The grand finale will be a giant barbershop style version of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by Lennon and McCartney.  The concert also features three after-school groups, Ladies First, Algoncappella and A-Gents, singing pop tunes that they’ve arranged and prepared.


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ARHS Photo Students Work On Display

The High School Photography and Altered Images Exhibition, hosted by MAEA (Mass Art Ed Association), is on display from Monday, October 2, 2017 – Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Massachusetts State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. Exhibition hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (Closed Holidays & Weekends)

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The following ARHS students have work in the exhibition:

Amanda Carrol

Maiya Ellis

Will Koziel

Andrew Michalik

Rebecca Poretsky

Elsa Ray

Nick Warren


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Coming soon….

Coming soon, to a high school theater near you (November 30, December 1, and December 2 at 7pm):

Legally Blonde the musical! It’s a story of girl meets boy and gets dumped.  She attempts to win him back but, along the way, realizes her worth and her own ambitions far exceed his evaluation of her.  She ends up with the self-confidence and grit to earn a law degree from Harvard and, of course, find true love since this IS a musical.

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Algonquin students perform at Mechanics Hall


This past Saturday 23 Algonquin students performed in the Massachusetts Central District Music Festival Concert. Algonquin was well represented in each of the four performing groups: chorus, jazz band, orchestra and concert band. The students rehearsed throughout the school week with other talented musicians from Central Mass and worked with exceptional music educators and conductors on high level repertoire. 

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the festival after being selected through audition: Abby Barnes, RaiAnn Bu, Kevin Dai, Jason Goguen, Jennifer Lee, Charlie McLarnon, Merry Qian, Maya Sagarin, Nellie Zhang, Jamie Moschella, Ahren Shreeve, Christina Iverson, Veronika Jaster, Andrea Jiang, Grace Liu, Maria Tu, Eilene Wen, Bridget Brady, Nicole Dobberpuhl, Rachel Fainkichen, Kara Hadden, Soraya Hafiani, Harry Marble


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Holiday Concert

The annual Holiday Concert will be held on Thursday, December 22nd in the Algonquin Regional High School auditorium at 7:30pm. Prior to the concert starts, small groups will perform in the lobby and rotunda area and light refreshments will be served. ARHS student artwork will be displayed and NAHS calendars will be available for purchase. 

The concert will feature performances by: Mixed Chorus, A-Gents, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Camerata Singers, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble I.  The concert will conclude with the combined grand finale of White Christmas and all alumni are invited to the stage to perform with the groups. 

Tickets are $5 for adults/$3 for students and senior citizens. NSMA members are free.