Academy brightens spirits for holidays

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Photo credit: Aileen Jornacion Performing Arts classes prepared for winter productions, including "The Nutcracker."

With the arrival of the winter season, the Academy Performing Arts Department is putting on its annual holiday performances.

The Academy choirs begin the season with their fall concert on Nov. 24 with performances by the beginning, intermediate, concert and select choirs. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the Academy Chapel. Admission to the event is free.

The Dance Department performs “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Louis School’s Mamiya Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online for $10.

The Academy bands hold their winter concert on Dec. 7 with the beginning, intermediate and concert bands and the Wind Ensemble. The program begins at 6 p.m. at Mamiya Theatre. Admission to the event is free.

The Academy hula is having their performance on Dec. 12. Admission to the event is free. The program begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.