Today VIMSIA welcomed the world renowned, Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir - Københavns Drengekor as part of the U.S. Virgin Islands 100 year anniversary celebration of Transfer Day. They performed a private concert in the Music Room for students, staff and parents. The Royal Chapel Choir consists of 50 boys ranging from 12 to 17 year olds. The audience were enchanted by their amazing vocals and presence.
More about the choir: Among some of the oldest European musical traditions are the cathedral choirs and their choir schools. The COPENHAGEN ROYAL CHAPEL CHOIR is the only representative of this tradition in Scandinavia. Founded in 1924 by Mogens Wöldike, the choir quickly developed into a full-time institution with the boys receiving their general education alongside a full musical and vocal training in SANKT ANNÆ GYMNASIUM, the Copenhagen Municipal Choir School.
With a comprehensive repertoire ranging from commissioned works by the leading composers of our time to the earliest polyphony, the choir has gained a reputation for being one of the finest of its type and has received several high distinctions.
The choir tours extensively and has given concerts in all parts of the world. It has taken part in many radio and television productions both in Denmark and abroad. Le Figaro has placed the choir alongside the Vienna Boys Choir and that of Kings College, Cambridge as one of the finest in Europe. They work regularly with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and have made numerous CD recordings.
Sponsored by the USVI Bicentennial Committee, VI Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy, Moe’s Fresh Market, and Flamboyant On the Bay Resort and Villas.
Volts bring home the school participation award...again! Pretty sure we are undefeated in this. Way to go VIMSIA athletes!
Special shout-out to our medalists
12 - 15 year olds: Taber - 1st place; Kaia - 1st place; Relay Anapia, Aviela, Nicholas - 1st place; Relay Skyler and Axel - 2nd place; Relay (mixed school) Gabriella, Christian and Thomas - 3rd place
9-11 year olds: Maia T - 1st place; Relay Mariana, Aurora and Sofie - 2nd place
5-8 year olds: Lyle - 3rd place; Relay (mixed school) Charlie, Willie and Connor - 1st place
Zia, Macy, Alexis and Mary went around the whole campus this week and picked up trash! They were very proud of their efforts. We followed with a lengthy discussion about rotary dial phones - they had no clue what they were, imagine that. Just think of the changes that happen in the world over the course of a few generations!
The Danish National Archives’ digitization project “The Danish West Indies – Sources of History” is a fabulous collection of resources about Virgin Islands History. The site includes five million pages of digitized records from the colonial era which are now searchable.
#100for100USVI – Thank you for reading post number 2.
Happy Transfer Day! This lovely book, written by Anecia Sewer and illustrated by Karen Samuel, is a perfect introduction to Transfer Day for all students. It is a fitting opening entry for “100 for 100 USVI,” a collection of one hundred information resources about USVI history and culture that I am gathering in recognition of the Centennial.
#100for100USVI – Thank you for reading post number 1.
Coach Nurse and his Elementary Track Volts got a much deserved treat last week at SnoMoon! Kudos on a great season, Volts!
The sixth grade students wrapped up their model U.N. experience March 11 with a final assembly at the United Nations Headquarters. Their delegate finery is hidden under their winter coats – it was 19 degrees (Fahrenheit) outside!
Kudos to the PGIA students on their performances Saturday at Taste the Nations. And a very special shoutout and thank-you to their Arts teachers, Ms. Helen Sidiropolous and Ms. Jana Ferguson for their support and guidance along the way. Great job everyone!