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Searingtown Brings Winter Wonderland to Holiday Shoppers

Searingtown Brings Winter Wonderland to Holiday Shoppers

On Dec. 8, more than 80 young musicians that comprise Searingtown School’s Chamber Music Club descended upon the atrium at Lord and Taylor department store in Manhasset to spread holiday cheer for an adoring audience of shoppers. Performing classics such as “Jingle Bell Rock” and “The Dreidel Song,” the Chamber Club drew a crowd of hundreds overlooking from above and filling the atrium below, taking a moment from the hustle and bustle to appreciate the magic of the season.

The students themselves got a treat when they performed “Winter Wonderland” as the skies opened for a sudden blast of snow falling outside the 60 feet of glass atrium walls.

“It was a special moment,” said Andrea Somma, co-adviser of the Searingtown Chamber Club. “The look of joy on all our kids’ faces as they watched the snow falling on cue as they played was a magical moment.”

“Definitely the highlight of the year so far,” said co-adviser David Stevens. “It was certainly a great way to find out that our kids had memorized their music because every single eye was glued to mother nature’s magic and not the sheet music in front of them!”

The Searingtown Chamber Club is an open enrollment extra-curricular activity for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders participating in the Searingtown instrumental music program. Its goal is to bring various styles of music to the general public from holiday pops to symphonic masterworks. Often, the orchestra and band members combine to form the Searingtown Symphony, which has performed works by Mahler, Shostakovich, Beethoven, and even Led Zeppelin and the Eagles.

 

Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor