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The Northern Lights a capella group poses for a photo after their first show of the year at Winterfest Sunday, Jan. 28.

Newton community unites for a weekend of joyful events at Winterfest

Savannah Bond, News editor January 29, 2024

WinterFEST, an annual community event hosted by Newton Community Pride, a local non-profit, took place Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28. WinterFEST consisted of four free events in various locations...

Union members and students gather with instruments at rally to show support for teachers,  Thursday,   Jan. 25.

Winterfest, Sophomore Speeches delayed by teachers’ strike

Eric Lam and William Yanhs, Arts editors January 25, 2024

As the Newton Teachers Association (NTA) continues striking in pursuit of a fair contract, North’s Winterfest performance is left without a date, buried by an absence of teachers and a lack of practice...

The orchestra and combined choirs, led by music teacher Adam Grossman perform Vivaldis Gloria

Student musicians captivate audience in Winterfest performance

Evelyn Mace, Arts editor February 16, 2023

North’s wind ensemble, symphonic band, combined choirs, and orchestra wove together sophisticated harmonies in Winterfest, the school’s annual winter concert. Directed and conducted by music teachers...

Winterfest Serenades Audience with Diverse Selections

Winterfest Serenades Audience with Diverse Selections

Antonio Batista-Ciani March 7, 2022

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band, directed by Richard Labedz, the Combined Choruses, directed by Sheldon Reid, and the Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Adam Grossman, assembled in the Lasker...

The Family Singers, conducted by Adam Grossman, perform during Winterfest II in the auditorium. (Photo by Ian DIckerman)

Winterfest II showcases talented musicians through powerful song choices

Grace Beecher February 16, 2020
North's Family Singers perform a song in the auditorium at Winterfest II Thursday, Jan. 30. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)
Winterfest I dazzles audience with lively performances

Winterfest I dazzles audience with lively performances

Anika Bhawalkar February 16, 2020
A variety of music groups from North, F.A. Day, and Bigelow performed throughout the day for Winterfest II, Thursday, Jan. 30. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)
Wind Ensemble performs during Winterfest I. (Photo by Joel Schurgin)

North, middle school music groups unite for annual Winterfest performance

The Newtonite February 8, 2019

Winterfest I By Amy Xue The weather may have been cold, but in the Performing Arts Center, the air was warm and lively with fanfares and marches at this year’s Winterfest. The annual two-part...

Music teacher Richard Labedz conducts a group at Winterfest II last night. Photo by Josh Shub-Seltzer.

Review: Winterfest I features skilled performers, wide array of pieces

Rose Bostwick February 5, 2015

by Rose Bostwick Audience members were captivated by a range of both graceful and dynamic music last night in the auditorium at Winterfest I, featuring performances from the Chamber Ensembles (small groups...

Students perform dynamic pieces in Winterfest II

The Newtonite January 31, 2015

by Amy Morrill Gorgeous, perfectly-harmonized music filled the auditorium in Winterfest II Thursday. Orchestra, Concert Choir, Family Singers, and String Ensemble performed pleasing and dynamic numbers...

Jubilee Singers performed at Harvestfest earlier this year. Photo by Josh Shub-Seltzer.

Update: Preview: Winterfest to display wide variety of talent in two-day event

Rose Bostwick January 24, 2015

UPDATE 1/28/2015: Due to the inclement weather, Winterfest I has been postponed to Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Winterfest II will remain tomorrow at the updated time of 8 p.m.   In honor of the winter season,...

Photo by Robin Donohoe.

Review: Winterfest presents skilled musicians performing upbeat, chilling pieces

The Newtonite January 31, 2014
Musicians performed Winterfest I and II Wednesday and yesterday in the auditorium. This year, the concert included the talented Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Flute and Clarinet Choir, Family Singers, Concert Choir, and the Orchestra.

Preview: Winterfest to provide two-day musical experience

The Newtonite January 20, 2014
In the auditorium, the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and small chamber ensembles will be performing at this school for Winterfest I Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., followed the next night by the Concert Choir, Family Singers, Orchestra, and String Ensemble for Winterfest II Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
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