Holiday Concerts Kick Off the Winter Break

In Roxbury Latin tradition, on the day following mid-year exams—and just before the students and faculty leave campus for a well-deserved winter break—nearly half of the student body assembles to deliver a festive and joyful holiday concert, honoring the celebrations and spirit of the season. On December 16 we were delighted to have Rousmaniere Hall filled with family and friends who joined in a happy evening of song to commence the vacation and close the year 2022.

Led by conductors Rob Opdycke, Director of Music, and Kerry Brennan, Headmaster, the members of the Glee Club, the Latonics, and the Junior Chorus regaled an audience at 4:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The second concert was followed by refreshments and fellowship in the Bernstein Tea Room.

Roxbury Latin Glee Club

Personent Hodie
from Piae Cantiones
Mathias Why, organ
arr. Gustav Holst

Ne Sedi Djemo
Bosnian Folk Song
arr. Stephen Sametz

American Sea Shanty
Eddy Pan, solo
arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw

Ave Maria
Tomás Luis de Victoria
arr. Hans Lavater

Somebody’s Calling My Name
Traditional Spiritual
Emmanuel Nwodo, solo
arr. Wendell P. Whalum

Roxbury Latin Latonics

Ave Verum Corpus
William Byrd

American Sea Shanty
Michael Allen, solo
arr. Jameson Marvin

The Christmas Song
Robert Wells & Mel Tormé
Emmanuel Nwodo, solo
arr. The Blenders

Roxbury Latin Junior Chorus

Winter Wonderland
Felix Bernard
Marco Suri, piano
arr. Andy Beck

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Solomon Linda
Nishant Rajagopalan, Rory Kelly,
& Flynn Hall, solos
arr. Rob Opdycke

Eric Archerman & Michael Clark, solos
arr. Rob Opdycke

Roxbury Latin Latonics

Got to Get You into Good Day Sunshine
Lennon & McCartny
Xavier Martin & Ryan Miller, solos
arr. Rob Opdycke

Walking in Memphis
Marc Cohn
Emmanuel Nwodo, solo
arr. Rob Opdycke

The Chords
Brendan Reichard, Alexander Sanzone
& Tommy Reichard, solos
arr. Alexander Sanzone

Bruno Mars
Tommy Reichard & Fin Reichard, solos
arr. Rob Opdycke

Roxbury Latin Glee Club

My Girl
Smokey Robinson & Ronald White
Emmanuel Nwodo, Tommy Reichard & Nahum Workalemahu, solos
arr. Rob Opdycke

Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho
Traditional Spiritual
Justin Yamaguchi & Eric Zhu, piano
arr. Howard Helvey

Chanukah, oi chanukah
Charles L. Baker
Justin Yamaguchi, piano

Brightest and Best
from Southern Harmony
Justin Yamaguchi, violin;
Michael Allen, bass; Eric Zhu, piano
arr. Shawn Kirchner

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Dennis Jin, piano
arr. Michael Edwards

The Founder’s Song
James Shelley Hamilton
Mathias Why, organ
Joined by the Junior Chorus & Roxbury Latin Alumni