Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus music teacher Beth Zerkowski has been busy this week compiling the audio and visuals for this year’s historic holiday program. For the first time ever, the annual event will be pre-recorded since the School cannot accommodate a full house live audience as it has in years past.
Zerkowski is up for the challenge. All week, she has been recording performance parts of students in all grade levels. Students have been asked to wear their festive holiday attire during their scheduled video day and have been preparing their holiday songs since nearly the first day of the school year. She said so far the process has been going very well and they have been using "all the pretty places on campus as backdrops for the video."
The video productions will be released in mid-December when the events usually take place, Zerkowski said.
Typically, the Whitehurst Holiday Concert is a two-part stage event that draws a packed house of parents, grandparents and peers. Performers in Pre-K through Grade 2 shine onstage in one concert, while older students in grades 3-5 round out the morning with a later performance. This year, the event will be pre-recorded and shared via video due to the physical distancing restrictions set forth by COVID-19.