Colleen Carney '14 finished 2nd at Sallies Invitational
Mastersingers Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Cross country runner Colleen Carney '14 completed the Salesianum Invitational at Brandywine Creek State Park on Saturday, October 4, 2014. She earned the sixth fastet time on the course since its 2009 redesign (19:35).The NewsJournal Reports:
After thriving at Delaware’s most challenging cross country course for three years, Archmere’s Colleen Carney looked to have achieved her most titanic victory when she passed Page Lester, of National Cathedral School, as the two headed uphill in the final half-mile of the Salesianum Invitational.
Then on the final 50 yards, reaching into the reserve that she has developed as a triathlete, Lester, a freshman, accelerated past Carney to win the small-school division in 19:33.9, the fourth fastest time on the course since its 2009 redesign. Carney ran 19:35, the sixth fastest. Click here to read more
The award-winning Archmere Academy Mastersingers, under the director of Mr. David Ifkovits, have been chosen to return to Carnegie Hall in New York to be the featured high school choir at the National Youth Choir Festival on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Archmere Students Perform at Chinese Culture Fair
The Mastersingers will be performing a solo concert, in addition to performing as part of the National Youth Choir, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Seelig, the Grammy award-winning conductor of Turtle Creek Chorale.
The National Youth Choir is made up of 7-10 choirs from across the country who were invited to send in audition material before being chosen to participate. In order to be considered for the honor of featured solo choir, groups were also invited to send in recordings of their groups from 2010 through present day.
After submitting the required audition materials, the Archmere Academy Mastersingers were selected to be the only solo featured choir. This will be the second time the choir has earned this honor, the first being in April of 2013.
Students enrolled in the Chinese language program at Archmere participated in a Chinese Culture Fair at the University of Delaware hosted by the Confucius Institute on Friday, September 26. Ryan Lairdieson '17, Catherine Falkenstein '17, Daniel Bannon '15, Charlie Liston '17, Anna Martino '18, Rachel Grant '18, and Nikoleta Testa '18 with Archmere Chinese instructor, Ms. Kezhan Yang, participated in a variety of events including performing a Chinese folk dance and dubbing the film "Kung Fu Panda" in Chinese.
Jointly presented by UDCI and Xiamen University (XMU), the Grand Performance features award-winning artists and musicians from China’s renowned Xiamen University, who will be performing classical Chinese music works, dance suite of different dancing styles, ethnic vocal music, Chinese painting and calligraphy in the accompaniment music of traditional Chinese instruments, as well as other theatrical pieces like you’ve never seen them before. The event will dazzle audiences with a unique signature performance, enthralling them with an exciting and theatrical experience of fascinating Chinese culture.