During a typical school year, first semester ends with a Sabbath afternoon Christmas concert, drawing parents and families from around the state and beyond. Of course, this year is anything but typical. In lieu of the live concert, we are working hard to record and produce a concert that you can live stream anytime [...]
There's nothing like music to bring in the Christmas season. We were blessed Sabbath afternoon with a beautiful concert organized by the music director Bruce Rasmussen and the entire music department. Over 400 family members and friends crowded into the sanctuary, spilling over into the aisles and the lobby. Around 60 students sang, rang [...]
It was with some trepidation that the members of Belissimi Cerchi, Wisconsin Academy's touring bell choir, met in the principal's office last week for a "talk." Music director Bruce Rasmussen had called them to meet there to discuss ways in which they weren't quite meeting their full potential as a music group. Something was [...]
Here are a few more pictures from RingFEST. The students had a wonderful time playing with other bell choirs. Thank-you Mr. Dan Show for the pictures!
Watch our Wisconsin Academy bell choir, Belissimi Cerchi, perform with over 200 other students from across the United States at this year's 20th anniversary RingFEST in Toledo, Ohio. Stream the concert live at 7:30 EST (6:30 CST) using the following link: https://www.toledofirstadventist.org/live-stream
This past Sabbath, students in our select singing group, the Choralaires, gathered at 10:15 in the chapel to prepare for church. Under direction of music director Bruce Rasmussen, they reviewed challenging passages and polished their sound. This Sabbath was the first time the Choralaires sang for church service. After putting on their robes in [...]
In early March, students in Choralaires and Belissimi Cerchi visited six schools, five churches, and a nursing home on a four-state tour including Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. In addition to performances, they worked with students in Adventist schools, helping preparing them for the upcoming MusicFest. While in Kentucky, the visited the Creation Museum [...]
This Sabbath, our bell choir, under the direction of principal Rosalie Rasmussen, played for offertory and special music. Enjoy the pictures!
Last Sabbath morning , the Choralaires sang three songs for the executive committee members at the conference office, including a marvelous musical setting of Genesis 1-6. In the afternoon, they also sang the Lord's Prayer at the memorial service for church member Bob Skilton.
Last Monday, the Wisconsin Academy Choralaires were privileged to sing for some 6,000 Adventist educators on the opening night of the NAD Teacher's Convention in Chicago. They sang "Thy Will Be Done" and "Behold He Cometh" under the direction of Bruce Rasmussen. The Choralaires were the only choral group featured during the four-day event. [...]