Georgia Bulletin

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Celebrating fine arts at Catholic schools

By SAMANTHA SMITH, Staff Writer | Published September 17, 2021

ATLANTA—Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta will host band concerts, fall plays, musicals, dance performances and Christmas concerts from October thru December. 

Speaking with artists who performed at last year’s Vatican Christmas concert, Pope Francis said, “Amid the anxiety provoked by the pandemic your creativity can be a source of light.”

Take in these upcoming performances at local Catholic high schools: 

Band Concerts

Band Concert: Thu, Oct. 21; 7 p.m.; Pinecrest Academy, 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, upper school gym. Featuring middle and high school students. Admission is free. Contact the school for more information at 770-888-4477 or pinecrestacademy.org.

Fall Band Concert: Tue, Nov. 9; 7:30 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta. Contact the school for more information at 770-457-7201 or marist.com.

Fall Band Concert: Thu, Nov. 11; 7 p.m.; St. Pius X High School, 2674 Johnson Road NE, Atlanta. Contact the school for more information at 404-636-3023 or spx.org.

Fall Plays and Musicals

“The Love of Three Oranges”: Oct. 16; 6 p.m; Our Lady of Mercy High School, 861 Highway 279, Fayetteville. Contact the school to learn more at 770-461-2202 or mercycatholic.org.

“The Old Man and the Old Moon”: Oct. 20, 21 and 23; 7:30 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, Woodruff Auditorium. The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he or his wife can remember. When his wife is drawn away, the Old Man follows her, facing multiple obstacles and changes. Tickets are $5. Contact the school for more information at 770-457-7201 or marist.com.

“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”: Oct. 21 at 4 p.m., Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.; Holy Spirit Preparatory School, 4449 Northside Drive, Atlanta. The game’s afoot and the legendary friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is born, as they face a quartet of the most confounding crimes to ever cross the threshold of 221B Baker Street. Contact the school for more information at 678-904-2811 or visit holyspiritprep.org.

“Clue”: Oct. 22-23; 7 p.m.; Blessed Trinity High School, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Adapted from the 1985 movie, this is a comedic murder mystery where six unsuspecting dinner party attendees end up as suspects for the murder of the party’s host, Mr. Boddy. Contact the school for information at 678-277-9083 or btcatholic.org.

“Failure: A Love Story”: Oct. 28-29; 7 p.m.; St. Pius X High School, 2674 Johnson Road NE, Atlanta. Tickets are available online. Contact the school for more information at 404-636-3023 or spx.org.

“The Little Mermaid Jr.”: Nov. 11 and Nov. 13; 7 p.m.; Pinecrest Academy, 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, upper school gym. This Disney classic is for all family members to enjoy. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Contact the school for more information at 770-888-4477 or pinecrestacademy.org.

Additional Performances

Music Under the Stars: Sat, Oct. 23; 6 p.m.; Holy Spirit Preparatory School, 4449 Northside Drive, Atlanta. This is an outdoor, Chastain-style concert. Bring a picnic, decorate your table (there is a centerpiece contest) and enjoy performances by the school’s community big band, the Atlanta Brass Cats and a professional horn rock band performing the music of Chicago and the bands they inspired. Contact the school for more information at 678-904-2811 or visit holyspiritprep.org.

Senior High Fall Choral Concert: Tue, Oct. 26; 7:30 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, Library. Contact the school for details at 770-457-7201 or marist.com.

Foundations Fall Choral Concert: Thu, Oct. 28; 7 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, Woodruff Auditorium. Includes seventh and eighth grade students. Contact the school for more information at 770-457-7201 or marist.com.

Fall Concert and Art Show: Wed, Nov. 3; 7 p.m.; Holy Spirit Preparatory School, 4449 Northside Drive, Atlanta. A night of beautiful music performed by the high school choir, orchestra, wind symphony, jazz combo and a special guest appearance by the school’s community big band. Student artwork will also be on display. Contact the school for more information at 678-904-2811 or visit holyspiritprep.org.

Fall Dance Show: Thu, Nov. 4; 7:30 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta. Contact the school for more information at 770-457-7201 or marist.com.

Christmas Concerts

Guitar Christmas Concert: Thu, Dec. 2; 7 p.m.; St. Pius X High School, 2674 Johnson Road NE, Atlanta. Contact the school for more information at 404-636-3023 or spx.org.

Dance Christmas Concert: Fri, Dec. 3; 7 p.m.; St. Pius X High School, 2674 Johnson Road NE, Atlanta. Contact the school for more information at 404-636-3023 or spx.org.

Chorus and Theater Christmas Concert: Wed, Dec. 8; 7 p.m.; St. Pius X High School, 2674 Johnson Road NE, Atlanta. Contact the school for details at 404-636-3023 or spx.org.

A Pinecrest Christmas: Fri, Dec. 10; 6-8 p.m.;  Pinecrest Academy, 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, upper and lower school gym. Includes an evening of Christmas classics and visual arts displays. Contact the school for more information at 770-888-4477 or pinecrestacademy.org.

Christmas Spectacular: Fri, Dec. 10; 6 p.m.; Holy Spirit Preparatory School, 4449 Northside Drive, Atlanta. This all-school celebration will begin with musical performances featuring elementary music classes, beginning, concert, symphonic bands, wind symphony and school choirs. At the conclusion of the performance, guests are invited to visit the “North Pole” (Liberal Arts Building) where they stroll through the festive hallways decorated by students, view student artwork, enjoy hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, and other desserts, stuff stockings for nursing home residents, fill out a Christmas card for a soldier overseas, join the pro-life club in filling baby baskets for mothers in need, get a picture with Santa, and most importantly spend some time with Jesus in adoration in St. Joseph’s Oratory. Contact the school for more information at 678-904-2811 or visit holyspiritprep.org.

Foundations Christmas Concert: Mon, Dec. 13; 7 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, Woodruff Auditorium. Includes seventh and eighth grade students. Contact the school to learn more at 770-457-7201 or marist.com.

Band Christmas Concert: Tue, Dec. 14; 7:30 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta.  Contact the school for more information at 770-457-7201 or marist.com.

Senior High Christmas Concert: Wed, Dec. 15; 7:30 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, Woodruff Auditorium. Contact the school for details at 770-457-7201 or marist.com.


To submit additional fine arts events, email Samantha Smith at ssmith@georgiabulletin.org.