On May 14, 2018, the students of NSCS Beverly Campus blessed parents, grandparents, and guests during a special evening featuring our annual Spring Concert and Art Show. What an amazing night it was to listen to and watch such talented students! Students from preschool through sixth grade treated the audience to a variety of music which included songs of praise, string instruments, recorders, tone chimes, and piano solos. A dance performance by the Judah Dancers was also a delight. Following the concert in the Upper Parish Hall the Art Show dazzled guests as many forms of art creations were displayed. Additionally, the Silent Auction began with items such as hand painted pottery by students and teacher services. A reception followed in the Lower Parish Hall to complete this wonderful evening.
Our Spring Concert began, as always, by giving praise with a Welcoming Prayer offered by the Fernandes Family. From there, the preschoolers stole the show (and our hearts) with their rendition of King of My Heart and No Longer Slaves. These children of God put smiles on everyone’s faces as they sang their hearts out. Ms. Leza, our dance instructor, then led the students in a beautiful dance to Reckless Love by Bethel Music. These young women danced gloriously, with such freedom and with love in their hearts.
After a short reset of the stage, the audience was treated to several string groups including two accomplished violinists who played Pachelbel’s Canon in D, a small chamber group who played Great Are You Lord and Build My Life, and a guitar ensemble who skillfully played Ode to Joy. In addition to some seriously accomplished string musicians, the audience also had an opportunity to hear some delightful piano solos. These young men and women were calm and collected as they played for a room of enthusiastic parents and friends.
Piano and string instruments were not the only instruments with which the students of NSCS dazzled the audience. The 1st and 2nd graders used bells to perform This My Father’s World, the 3rd and 4th graders showcased their recorder skills playing God is So Good, and the 5th and 6th graders used tone chimes to captivate the crowd with Every Time I Feel the Spirit.
Finishing off the music portion of the evening was a simply heavenly group performance to several of the songs the children love: The Mighty Name of Jesus, I Want Them to Know, Every Burning Brighter, and Seek and You Shall Find. These songs included some beautiful solos, duets, and percussion solos.
The second part of the evening was the Art Show and Silent Auction that featured the art that our students have working on all year, as well as auction items that were quickly being bid on. The 2D and 3D artwork was awesome and the students were so proud to show off all their pieces. The big highlight of the Art Show, however, was the Gratitude Wall where students wrote about and created art about someone they are grateful for. This project truly shows who we are as a community.
Thank you to all the parents, friends, and relatives who joined us for this special evening of music and art.