Arts

2021 Spring Strings Concert


Welcome! We are so glad that you're here and we hope you enjoy our online "concert." Please take a minute to watch the video below, which will introduce and guide you through the music.
Dear Veritas Community,

In a year when the majority of
student musicians across our country had no choice but learning via virtual engagement, Veritas String Ensembles were blessed to practice the art of string playing in person.
 
On behalf of the 102 students who participate in our string orchestra program, I am deeply grateful for the support of the administration, our families and the LORD for making it possible for us to safely pursue string playing during this pandemic.  While we would have preferred to share with you the compelling rhythms and melodies of our repertoire livethese concert videos provide a unique view into our community of talented young musicians. 
 
Enjoy our sights and sounds!  
 
Grace and peace,   

Mrs. Lilli Benko
Orchestra Director
  

High School Orchestra

Irish Junkyard Jam
by Brian Balmages
Rhythm Dances
by Brian Balmages
The Mandalorian
by Ludwig Goransson
Arr. by Jeremy Gaubatz (8th Grade)


Upper School Chamber Ensembles

Appalachian Air
Traditional Scottish Air 
Chorus by Mia DeRoco (12th) and Haden VonCanon (10th)
Lyrics by Mia DeRoco
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29 'The Storm' (1801)
Scherzo, Allegro
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Vanguard Overture
by Richard Stephan
Arr. by Jeremy Gaubatz (8th Grade)

Combined Upper School Orchestras

High School & Eighth Grade Orchestras
Celtic Butterfly
 Arr. Julie Lyon Liebermann



High School & Eighth Grade & Seventh Grade Orchestras
Music Soundtrack from 'Brave'
by Patrick Doyle,
arr. by Robert Longfield


8th Grade Strings

Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch
Traditional Scottish Air
Arr. by Monday & McAllister
Celtic Roots
by Soon Hee Newbold

7th Grade Orchestra

John Bain MacKenzie
Traditional Scottish Pipe March
Arr. by Monday & McAllister
Celtica
by Soon Hee Newbold

6th Grade Orchestra


Symphony in G
by Jeremy Woolstenhulme


Over the Sea to Skye
Traditional Scottish Air
Arr. by Douglas E. Wagner
The King's Fiddlers
by Keith Sharp

5th Grade Orchestra

Traditional Hymn Medley
 Holy, Holy, Holy
How Firm a Foundation
Be Thou My Vision
Amazing Grace
Instrument Family Solos
by Jeremy Woolstenhulme
War Drums
by Jeremy Woolstenhulme
Arr. by Lilli Benko

Acknowledgements

Mr. Jack Templeton 
Mrs. Heidi Thurmond 
Mrs. Paula Gibbs 
Mr. Jim Reynolds 
Veritas Administration 
Veritas Business Office 
 
The Kistler Family  
The Allam Family 
The Petersen Family 
The Samuel Family 
The Sundberg Family
The Hinkle Family 
Mrs. Connie Benko
Mrs. Annie Thurston
Ms.
Rebecca MacPhee and her Fourth Grade Class 
Mrs. Joni Garrison
Dr. Grant Holbrook 
 
Jeremy Gaubatz 
Bethany Gaubatz 
Haden VonCanon 
Lizzie Gramm
Sam Felty
 
 Rohan Halloran 
Ben Slone 

Soli Deo Gloria.