Lights! Camera! Action!
The HNMCS students wowed audiences for the 2022 Spring Cafe, “A Night At The Movies”, hosted by the multi talented Senior School Drama Department. Their wonderful interludes delighted the audience with fan favourites, from Finding Nemo to Forrest Gump, the Avengers stopped in and a trial was held by the Legally Blonde team.
The HNMCS Dancers opened the night with a traditional Golden Age style tap routine and beautifully choreographed light dance from “Annie’s” - “Let’s Go To The Movies”. Choreographed by Alyssa Diserio, Carolynn Lima, Cristina Racco and Ainsely Rix.
Alexandria Blackford, Beatrice Carcao, Rachel Goddard, Jenny Ou Yang and Anjali Sharma brought all the love front and centre with a stunning acapella version of the “Lion Kings” - “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”. Alexiandria, Rachel and Anjali performed later in the show with “Tale as Old as Time” from “Beauty and the Beast”, accompanied by Beatrice Carcao on piano.
To perform you need practice, to practice you need passion.
The Middle School Choir brought us back to simpler days when we took all our advice from Kermit the Frog with a beautiful and sweet rendition of “Rainbow Connection”. Then we were off to “La La Land” with Beatrice Carcao setting the mood with her virtuoso piano skills depicting relationships and dreams in “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme”, while the Senior Choir twinkled with a glowing version of “City of Stars”.
You just got “Shrek-ed”, the Grade 7 and 8 Drama Club filled the audience with laughter and fun bringing all the amazing characters to life in “Get Shrek-ed”. While the Liturgical Choir and Senior Music classes reminded us of all the beauty within performing a beautiful choral rendition of “Hallelujah”. The Senior Music classes also performed “Someone to Lava”, their sweet and delicate harmonies combined with calm ukuleles made the audience think we were sitting on a beach in Hawaii.
The Intermediate Choir delivered an excellent performance with intricate harmonies of “Skyfall” while Kayla Ponesse took us “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” with her stunning voice. (video here)
Let the HNMCS Band’s roar! The Middle School Band had the audience ready for a marathon in “Chariots of Fire” while Isabella Cloutier transformed us with her wonderful syncopated rhythms on clarinet to “Chicago” in “And All That Jazz” but don’t worry the Intermediate Band took us back to the west with their steady rhythm in “Stand By Me”.
In a galaxy far far away, where the land has been wrecked, one robot is here to save us all…. Senior School Robotics was “A Force to be Reckoned with” arranged and conducted by Julia Arturi, Sabrina Fang and the HNMCS Senior Robotics.
The Middle School Choir thrilled audiences with their powerful voices and awesome choreography to make sure “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”. While Sabrina Fang, Veronica Grignano, Sally Jeon, Ewelina Sokolski and Sage Wambua shined their light with the captivating voices in “I See The Light” from “Tangled.
We could see their beautiful “Reflection”, the Grade 7 and 8 Music classes performed a stunning light sequence that matched their beautiful harmonies Sadeck Waff would be proud of from “Mulan”. Anjali Sharma brought us to the front steps of Tiffany’s in NYC performing “Moon River”, her beautiful voice and sweet guitar accompaniment left us wanting more.
The Grade 11’s had all the moves, line dancing in perfect sequence to “Footloose” they got the whole audience dancing in their seats (video here). While the Senior School Choir gave a powerful choral performance of “Titanic”’s “My Heart Will Go On”.
“So Long, Farewell” the Intermediate Choir beautifully and joyfully closed the evening….A Night At The Movies what a wonderful success!
Congratulations to all the staff and students who performed, directed, accompanied and all the behind the scenes work to make “A Night at the Movies” such a wonderful success. A special thank you to the Shrek-ed directors and backstage crew, Veronica Grignano, Cristina Racco and Isabelle Gasparotto-See for putting all the videos together.
Bravo HNMCS students keep shining like the stars you are!
- Ms. Anne Morrone, Middle School Music & Choir Director