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An Afternoon at the Opera


The Lower School community recently welcomed Dr. Aurelius Gori, baritone, and George Peachey, accompanist, for an assembly on opera music with our very own Shirley Moore, director of Forms C, B & A music. In honor of this month’s featured composer George Gershwin, the musicians performed four selections from his 1935 opera, “Porgy and Bess,” one of the most renowned operas of the 20th century, which eventually featured a full cast of classically trained African American opera singers. Enjoy the musical journey Ms. Moore and her colleagues take students on performing “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.”
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Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.