On Wednesday, April 25, the Roedean Girls Choir wrapped up their U.S. tour at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. The 40-member choir performed several songs including "Sanibonani," "The Circle of Life," and "The Lioness Hunt" for the Upper School student body in the Stephens Family Courtyard. Then, they toured campus and engaged our choral students in a performance workshop before rejoining their student hosts for a reception after school.
On Thursday, April 26, Roedean students returned to HIES with their host families to meet their chaperones and depart for Johannesburg, South Africa.
HIES connected with Roedean School through its membership in Round Square, a global network of innovative schools in 50 countries on six continents that share a passion for experiential learning and global citizenship education.
"We were thrilled that HIES was the last stop on Roedean's U.S. tour," Kacey Michelsen, Upper School history department chair, said. "This is the first of many great opportunities that Round Square will bring to our campus and we, in turn, will bring to Round Square."
In its 104-year history, the Roedean Girls Choir has performed in numerous plays, operettas, musicals and even operas. The choir is conducted by Ralf Schmitt.