Wakefield holds Christmas concert and play

Wakefield first-graders perform at the Christmas Concert.

On Friday, Dec. 10, Wakefield Country Day School held its annual Christmas Concert. An appreciative audience greeted the students in grades one through seven who beautifully performed their “Traditional Christmas.” The Wakefield Chorus added depth and sophistication, performing several challenging numbers in beautiful harmony.

The school’s instrumentalists contributed as well, with an impressive number of performers and a guitar accompaniment to the entertaining first grade presentation of a folk song. The grand finale of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” complete with three live French hens, ended the concert with a Wakefield favorite! The children mastered various parts and harmonies, attending closely to their direction and demonstrating their knowledge of vocal performance. They were justifiably proud of what they had learned, and the audience, judging by its reaction, was very happy with the program.

Following the lower school concert, attendees and performers enjoyed delicious cookies provided by various Wakefield Country Day School bakers. Then many families stayed for the seventh grade production of “A Christmas Carol.” The students’ mastery of their lines and scene changes impressed all, especially given the few after-school rehearsals. The students adapted the play to a setting in New Orleans with Scrooge as a mortgage banker. Adults found the jitterbug scene at Mr. Fezziwig’s Christmas party, with all the 12- and 13-year-olds skillfully executing swing dance moves, both surprising and entertaining.