Performing Arts

“…If we become a society of critics and consumers rather than of doers, then the Arts are completely betrayed...”
Robert Shaw
God has graciously given us the gift of music and has ordained that we worship Him with singing and instruments. Veritas places great value in giving students a rich music education. We strive to teach music skills that will last a lifetime, deepen students' understanding and appreciation of great music, provide opportunities for making beautiful music together, and inspire them with a passion for excellence to the glory of God.

Veritas music teachers are highly qualified and offer instruction from kindergarten through twelfth grade. General music classes are provided for kindergarten through fourth grades. In fifth through eighth grades, students select either choir or strings. High school students have the option of continuing their music training through membership in either the high school Concert Choir or the high school String Orchestra.
All students have multiple opportunities to perform each year. Lower School students participate in grade-level showcases, the annual Christmas program, and Grandparents' Day, and Upper School students perform both on and off campus on multiple occasions, including our Lessons and Carols Service, caroling in Carytown, regional string and choral assessments, String and Choral Concerts in the spring, Grandparents' Day, Deck the Halls and Spring Fever (our popular student-led shows), and other opportunities to minister to our community through music.

Program Overview

Listen to our Choirs & Strings

In the Bleak Midwinter
Words by Christina Rosetti, Music by Gustav Holst, Arranged by Mark Hayes
Performed by the High School Concert Choir

Audio Performances

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Audio Performance Credits

Bach's Lunch
Les Hooper
Performed by the High School String Ensemble, solos by Victoria Duell (violin), Eli Redding (bass), Josiah Burijon (piano), Mr. Jim Reynolds (percussion)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BVW 1050, Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by the High School String Ensemble, solos by Christopher Gilley (harpsichord), Lucas Chuidian (violin), and Bethany Gaubatz (flute)

Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531, Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by the High School String Ensemble, solos by Andrew Young and IV Smith (cello)

Lully, Lulla, Lullay

Tradtional Carol, Arranged by Philip Stopford
Performed by the High School Chamber Singers

The Star-Spangled Banner
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key, Music by John Stafford Smith
Performed by the High School Chamber Singers

Vive la Compagnie
Traditional College Song, Arranged by John Leavitt
Performed by the Men's Choral Ensemble

Music at Veritas